Oct 27 - 2022

The 905 Round-Up: Doug Ford Ignores the Municipal Election

The 905er

About the Episode

We recap a three and a half hour live stream of coverage of the municipal election results in the 905 region.  

What did we learn from Monday night’s results? Also what should we expect from council tables in the region.  All eyes are on Hamilton as the only city to actually embrace change in the region and elect new faces to their council.  What are the challenges to be faced going forward?  The Doug Ford government already is taking action to establish it’s relationship with the municipalities in the province.  With the NDP and the Liberals leaderless it will fall onto the muncipalities to provide opposition and hold his government to account for the issues facing Ontarians.  Do the Mayors and Councils of the 905 have what it takes?

Speaking of Doug Ford, before any council had a chance to be officially sworn in and meet in person, his government was already gutting conservation authorities and declaring their enthusiasm for Ministerial Zoning Orders.  Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs Steve Clark laid out a clear plan to over ride the environmental stewardship of conservation authorities and to use MZO’s to push ahead housing in prime land surrounding the 905.  What will this mean for development and council autonomy over the next four years?  More erosion of powers, that’s what.

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