Back to school, participatory budgeting, Centre Plan, more.

Hi folks, hope you had a great summer! My twice yearly print newsletter is going to residents Tuesday next week, and in it I remind residents with school is starting and with students, both young and adult, returning to are streets and sidewalks that we all need to be a little more cautious when walking, biking and driving. Please remember – every corner is a crosswalk, even if no lines are painted. Plan for a little extra time to get to work read more

Halifax knows that “Mass immigration” is not a real thing

“Mass immigration” is not a real thing but the implication is clear – that the immigration levels are too high and this is some how bad for Canada. In fact, Canada welcomes around 330,000 new permanent residents each year in three classes. The biggest is the economic class where about 180,000 people are screened through one of the most efficient, rigorous and effective skilled immigration programs in the world. Canada needs these workers to fill jobs that are sit empty. read more

Centre Plan, Natal Day, summer events, more!

Just a quick update before things really slow down for August. I am very pleased to let you know Centre Plan Package A passed 1st reading and is heading toward a public hearing September 17. While I of course am keeping an open mind as we approach the hearing, I want to say I am pleased we have made it to this point! I do read in the media two things that concern me – that council gives developers whatever they want, read more

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