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Council Should Have Funded a Legal Challenge to Bill 21
Under the guise of supporting local initiatives, Peterborough Council failed to financially endorse a lawsuit challenging the discriminatory measures present in Quebec’s Bill 21. Instead of contributing to the lawsuit, council sidelined Councillor Stephen Wright’s motion through the use of amendments which altered the original intent. Robert Gibson highlights changes to the notice of motion and the issues surrounding this modification.
Peterborough's Official Plan: Shaping Your Home for Decades to Come
In this article, Rob Gibson covers the final Open House in the consultation process for Peterborough's Official Plan. He delves into what community members are saying about the environmental implications of the plan: wetland buffers, urban density, green buildings, affordable housing -- find out where the City stands, and where we're headed.
Anti-Homeless Rhetoric at City Hall and the Wolfe Street Shelter
Robert Gibson unpacks the recent proposal at City Council to reduce Wolfe Street Emergency Shelter's hours from 24 hours 7 days a week to 12 hours. The shelter, which has only been in operation since late last year, provides essential services to many unhoused community members. Housing advocates, researchers and Peterborough residents alike have pushed back against the proposal. This discussion will continue at October 18’s General Committee meeting and October 25, where citizens can have their say.
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