It’s city budget season and we’ll kick that off by taking a look at Kitchener’s preliminary budget which includes a rather passionate discussion around whether to try to get the proposed 1.1% tax increase down to 0%.
We’ll also discuss the Region’s recent decision to close its 5 regionally-operated child care centres in 2021, resulting in the loss of over 200 existing child care spaces as well as the equivalent of 62 full time positions.
Lastly, we’ll look at some other stories worth keeping an eye on, including the Integrity Commissioner’s recent announcement regarding Wilmot mayor Les Armstrong’s Facebook post earlier this year.
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We do just that, in our own way on In Studio With Kevin, as we have a pleasant, constructive conversation with Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario.
Articulate, passionate, kind, smart. A few words to describe Mike.
Listen in to a wonderful chat about the future of Ontario. We lay to rest several myths, namely that being green means less jobs. It is the opposite. That and much more, I think Kevin even trolls the other party leaders…..
A huge thank you to Mike for spending time In Studio With Kevin, connecting with people of the region and beyond.