Trustee’s ordeal is over, case dismissed

“It’s over!,” I yelled!!! I was being sued for conflict of interest because I have a daughter who teaches in the TDSB and it is over. The complaint had been withdrawn and the judge had dismissed the case. It isn’t as satisfying as being found innocent but it will cost less than a fifth of […]

Many hands turn visioning into action

Thank you to the many hands involved in creating some terrific action-oriented teams from our Town Hall Vision Team sessions. Take a look at what is starting to happen in our neighbourhood: Schools as Community Hubs Led by Lesley  Sargla and team, they have started with Malvern CI as the first hub.  We have hosted […]

Beach BIA changing with the times

Change is inevitable. The degree and pace with which things are changing is staggering. And for the most part, we are not in control of those changes on our own behalf, but instead are immersed in the changes that are going on around us – we’re simply required to adapt and adopt to keep up. […]

An early dispatch from the moon

“This place is the moon,” said an experienced civil servant to a room full of rookie MPs, myself included, gathered on ‘the Hill’ in Ottawa.  “Back home in your riding, that’s earth.” As this column goes to print I’ve made my third lunar landing since May 2.  My trips to date have been for the […]

Planning, parking and people power

Happy Spring everyone! It’s great to finally be outside enjoying the sunshine and smiling faces. I hope some of you were able to take part in all the Jane’s Walks this past weekend.  Gene Domagala and Steve Wickens ran some fabulous ones in our ward. Stay tuned for more walking opportunities with our upcoming Safety […]

Ontario families need answers — and tax relief

Every day more and more people come into our office for help. Times are hard for many of them. Good jobs that disappeared in the financial meltdown have not returned. For those lucky enough to find work, jobs are temporary, part-time or at minimum wage. Many people work two and three jobs just to try […]

New councillor has long list to tackle at City Hall

Life as a new councillor is busy, fun, and educational. There is never a dull moment in our ward and down at City Hall! Communication is of the utmost importance to me so I hope to be able to write these columns regularly. City Hall The Newbie Councillors are supportive, keen, and energetic. We plan […]