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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Big week ahead!

TV Interview today for the upcoming Rogers TV Kickback special on mental health going through some books I’ve co-written on Mental Health in the Justice and Helping fields, meeting with stakeholders about potential affordable housing funding for the County, meetings with staff about updating legislation, creating a document for staff based on feedback about Banfield safety concerns, as well as our regular council meeting and two other specially called council meetings to finish up summer business before the August break!

Then I’ll be taking 3 weeks off of social media (still can reach me by email or phone for any constituent issues) before returning to update folks about the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in late August.

By the end of the week I may look like this! (See how I like a typical politician was both able to sneak something in at the end AND be behind on a trend!)
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Big week ahead!

TV Interview today for the upcoming Rogers TV Kickback special on mental health going through some books I’ve co-written on Mental Health in the Justice and Helping fields, meeting with stakeholders about potential affordable housing funding for the County, meetings with staff about updating legislation, creating a document for staff based on feedback about Banfield safety concerns, as well as our regular council meeting and two other specially called council meetings to finish up summer business before the August break!

Then I’ll be taking 3 weeks off of social media (still can reach me by email or phone for any constituent issues) before returning to update folks about the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in late August. 

By the end of the week I may look like this! (See how I like a typical politician was both able to sneak something in at the end AND be behind on a trend!)

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Got your thinking cap on today. Best Wishes for excellent outcomes.

Hi Marc! When will this be airing?

Wonderful night of wings and ribbon cutting for the Optimist Club of Scotland and District with Mayor David Bailey and Councillor Miller. Thanks for all you do Optimists and Brant Fire! Service clubs and their members make great things happen in our community! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey folks, live on or near Banfield St? Have safety concerns? Please send me an email at marc.laferriere@brant.ca.

Am looking for as much input in this issue by July 25th so I can combine the concerns into a single document to share with County of Brant staff to see what we can do.

We have already requested speed spy deployment and connected the OPP with CN rail to increase enforcement during extended railway closures. But more input (via email) the better.
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Sent! Thank you so much, Marc.

Wonderful!

Marc Laferriere, I live on Banfield Street, the speeding vehicles on this street are ridiculous. During the school year the safety of the children is at risk. During summer months its worse for children. A disabled person in an electric wheelchair was hit this spring (no injury to person). My husband was hit in his electric wheelchair at the corner of Banfield and Grand River. (Damage to his wheelchair only).Drivers are not paying attention and are going way over the speed limit of 50 KM. Speed bumps are a good deterrent. A three way stop at Banfield and Alexander would help also. A lot of drivers use Banfield Street when the traffic is stopped on Market street for train passing. They feel they have to race all the way on Banfield to Grand River. Something needs to be done about the traffic speed. This has been an ongoing issue here for many many years.

We deserately need Silver street to be a huge concern racing pick up trucks peeling it late at night and cars especially those that have to show off and think they are on a race track. We have a school and no police presence patrolling at any time. Summer is the worse for traffic noise and we won't even go there for trucks we give up we have complained for years and nothing ever gets done. Reduce speed to 40 on Silver .Right now at this minute while I am writting this concern, a sports car went racing by stepping on the gas and roaring as loud as it can go.ENOUGH PLEASE........

Kari Raymer Bishop

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Heat Warning in effect for Brant. Visit Brant.ca/keepcool for tips about what to do to stay safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

Heat Warning in effect for Brant. Visit Brant.ca/keepcool for tips about what to do to stay safe and healthy.

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Thanks Marc. 😓

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