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.

 

 

20 hours ago

Marc Laferriere Councillor for Ward 2 - Paris

Via my colleague John Peirce (go follow his page!) regarding the parking confusion near the cenotaph.Important Information regarding the Municipal Parking Lot Downtown Paris by the Cenotaph. ‘The Royal’ condominium project, located at 7 – 11 Mechanic St., Paris, is moving forward. In order to ensure public safety during the construction process, the entrance to the Municipal lot from Mechanic Street (adjacent to the construction project) has been temporarily closed. The Municipal parking lot will remain accessible to the public via the entrance on Grand River St. N. (near the cenotaph) which will be opened from a one-way access to a two-way access. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. See attached map and advise if you have any questions. ... See MoreSee Less

Via my colleague John Peirce (go follow his page!) regarding the parking confusion near the cenotaph.

A lot of County of Brant folks out last night to learn more about Bill 66 and how to provide input to stop the harmful parts of the bill that effectively overturn a number of environmental protection acts and squash public input into development.

Kudos to Better Growth in Brant for organizing! Give them a follow to learn more about their work on local sustainability and advocacy.

Was happy to speak to the recent staff recommendation that councillors approved unanimously to provide feedback to the province on the bill and to speak to the reasons why the 4 Paris council members and the Mayor support a stronger resolution to not utilize the powers that Bill 66 would give municipalities regarding development.
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A lot of County of Brant folks out last night to learn more about Bill 66 and how to provide input to stop the harmful parts of the bill that effectively overturn a number of environmental protection acts and squash public input into development. 

Kudos to Better Growth in Brant for organizing! Give them a follow to learn more about their work on local sustainability and advocacy. 

Was happy to speak to the recent staff recommendation that councillors approved unanimously to provide feedback to the province on the bill and to speak to the reasons why the 4 Paris council members and the Mayor support a stronger resolution to not utilize the powers that Bill 66 would give municipalities regarding development.

 

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We are extremely appreciative of Theresa McClenaghan of CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)) for taking her time to share her wealth of knowledge and of you Marc for taking your time to explain what has been transpiring with County of Brant Council. It was a great evening!

Love this turnout! Yeah!!!

It is so important that the wording of this bill be changed before it gets to final reading. A promise to pass a by-law after this bill reaches final reading is very inadequate. It leaves the door open in the future. We need to join the other municipalities speaking strongly against this bill and do everything we can to ensure that these essential protections are kept in place.

I may have made history this morning. First County of Brant Councillor to pull into budget deliberations listening to rap?

I got some weird looks pulling in ;)
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I may have made history this morning. First County of Brant Councillor to pull into budget deliberations listening to rap?

I got some weird looks pulling in ;)

 

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Come on lol don't tease it out, what was it?

Have a great day listening to people for 6 hours. Don't forget the library at the end.

50 cent - Straight to the bank?

maybe NWA wasnt your best choice

"We broke to the set, E parked the car on the grass High-signin was his trademark and he did it with class Hit the door like two titans, the whole jam stopped to stare And as we walked through the crowd they threw bills in the air"

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