From The Brantford Expositor on October 24th, 2018:

Residents in Ward 2, which covers Paris, also voted for change electing newcomers Marc Laferriere and Steve Howes to unseat longtime councillor Shirley Simons.

Laferriere received 1,378 votes and Howes got 1,211, while Simons came in third with 770 votes. They were followed by Steve Acheson, who got 344 votes, Ellay Heys with 296 and Phil Ogborne with 52.

Thanking voters, Laferriere, attributed his successful campaign to several factors.

“I think my platform was a big part of the reason for our success,” he said.

“Issues like accessibility, transit and inclusion were front and centre and I think it spoke to a little bit more of the progressive politics people are looking for.”

“I’m looking forward to working with my wardmate, the rest of council, the new mayor and county staff to help move the county forward.”

Laferriere also thanked Shirley Simons for her decades of service.

“I’ve learned a great deal from her and she has contributed a great deal to our community.”

Laferriere received the most votes of any candidate in the ward races.

You can contact Marc directly at marc.laferriere@brant.ca or by phone at 226-934-7379 with your ideas, questions and concerns.

 

 

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Thank you ❤️

A lot of charges are going to get dropped and people getting away with crimes due to lack of availability to getting a lawyer and a timely trial.

Drop the fight against the carbon tax? 🤔🤷🏽‍♂️ lol

There’s been a lot of discussion about Joint Services Committee not being reconvened with the County of Brant and the City of Brantford. There’s some incorrect information out there that we can’t work together without it.

Here is an incomplete list of current shared services and initiatives FYI.

The County of Brant borders 6 municipalities and Six Nations of the Grand. We also have some joint services/initiatives with many of them and have a responsibility to explore future partnerships with that larger group including Brantford for cost savings and service enhancements in the region.

Also, nothing is stopping Brantford and Brant from working together on more initiatives without a joint services committee despite the rhetoric out there.
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There’s been a lot of discussion about Joint Services Committee not being reconvened with the County of Brant and the City of Brantford. There’s some incorrect information out there that we can’t work together without it. 

Here is an incomplete list of current shared services and initiatives FYI.

The County of Brant borders 6 municipalities and Six Nations of the Grand. We also have some joint services/initiatives with many of them and have a responsibility to explore future partnerships with that larger group including Brantford for cost savings and service enhancements in the region. 

Also, nothing is stopping Brantford and Brant from working together on more initiatives without a joint services committee despite the rhetoric out there.

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Do you know who is responsible for the stretch of 403 through Brantford and Brant county?

What is your thought on one council? It has been hinted in the past by some city councillors

Great presentation by our County of Brant Public Library at council tonight.

They discussed impressive stats from last year and provided clarification about newsworthy items such as interlibrary loan cuts from the province and reciprocal borrowing with Brantford and other communities.

Please read and share.
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Great presentation by our County of Brant Public Library at council tonight.  

They discussed impressive stats from last year and provided clarification about newsworthy items such as interlibrary loan cuts from the province and reciprocal borrowing with Brantford and other communities.

Please read and share.Image attachment

Another really important meeting where the public can have their say about traffic, development and infrastructure for #ParisOntario. ... See MoreSee Less

Another really important meeting where the public can have their say about traffic, development and infrastructure for #ParisOntario.

A big issue - how much should it cost to develop in the County of Brant? What is the rate where development pays for itself instead of current and future tax-payers? What are the rules for what can and can be included in the charges? And what happens when developers oppose the rate set by the municipality

Good questions to ask at this event. And yes I will ask tonight at council meeting if there will be other dates and times made available for this.
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A big issue - how much should it cost to develop in the County of Brant? What is the rate where development pays for itself instead of current and future tax-payers? What are the rules for what can and can be included in the charges? And what happens when developers oppose the rate set by the municipality

Good questions to ask at this event. And yes I will ask tonight at council meeting if there will be other dates and times made available for this.

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9:00am to Noon?? Hopefully there will be a chance to submit questions and the meeting will be recorded. Thanks for asking about alternatives.Side Note - for this meeting and all others - it would be so great if the County could do a one pager information sheet on the topic, current state of affairs, etc... to educate. Informed people, informed questions, informed choices, etc..

Developers should be the ones paying for the infrastructure necessary to accommodate all of the buildings they are putting up NOT existing tax payers

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