Sometimes we can’t fit all we want to say into a weekly podcast, which is why we appear in Biz X Magazine monthly, as well as posting deeper dives into issues here. If you have a suggestion for a topic, please feel free to reach out to us.
With Premier Ford announcing the introduction of strong mayor legislation for not only Ottawa and Toronto but also all large cities in Ontario, ostensibly to increase the provincial housing stock, I’ve asked all Windsor mayoral candidates the following questions about the expected legislation:
Premier Ford announced this week he would introduce strong mayor legislation for both Ottawa and Toronto in 2023 and other Ontario cities in 2024. Like a bull in a china shop, the 800 pound gorilla is again chest beating and charging our democracy during ongoing municipal elections. All that’s old is new again.
Summer is a glorious season in Windsor for residents, and for our Summer 2022 Biz X Magazine column, the Rose City Politics panel opines on what Windsor can do to make summer living better?
For June, the Rose City Politics panel opines on the provincial election and what the next government must focus on. The election’s over and it’s time for the government to get to solving the problems. Rose City Politics tells you what the government needs to focus on post-election. There are numerous issues the next government […]
For May 2022, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the recently announced Stellantis-LG EV battery plant and what it means for Windsor Essex. First 2500 jobs. Now 3200 jobs. The potential of up to 15,000 spinoff jobs. An entirely new supply chain. Economic diversification this is not, but it is great, necessary, and […]
The snow is melting, and with that comes hidden potholes and an annual conversation: cars versus bikes. Rose City Politics dives into the war on cars…or bikes. Jon Liedtke: Cars Rule & Bikes Drool! Or is it Bikes Rule & Cars Drool? Oh the annual conversation, so tired, so outdated, so BORING. We all want […]
The City of Windsor’s Council Compensation Review Committee reviews remuneration/compensation and benefits paid to the Mayor and City Councillors, as well as equipment and staffing resources, with a mandate to make recommendations which would come into effect January 1, 2023 for the new term of Council. Rose City Politics dives into city councillor and mayor […]
The year is 2022. The next municipal election in Windsor is scheduled for October 24. Do you know what your elected representatives’ grades are? In this piece the Rose City Politics panel grades our elected representatives on their performance over the past year leading into the next Windsor election. Ward 1: Fred Francis Don Merrifield […]
For November and December, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the proposed redevelopment and completion of the riverfront festival plaza: Finish the damn plaza. For those who know me, it shouldn’t come as a surprise I support finishing festival plaza as presented, complete with translucent canopy and all. My parents Sheryl Davies and […]
For September 2021, the Rose Rose City Politics panel answers “How should Windsor prepare for population growth as projected by Statistics Canada?”: With up to 35 per cent population growth projected for both Windsor and Essex County over the next 25 years by the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Windsor needs to deal with being a […]
For July 2021, the Rose City Politics panel opines on what should be city council’s top priority for reform of city politics and administration post-covid.
At the June 23rd Windsor City Council Meeting Councillor Ed Sleiman was caught on an open mic expressing surprise at the way another Councillor voted “I thought we were going to oppose?”
Since then Councillor Sleiman has stated he was alone in the room and talking to himself. Here’s a clip of all the times Councillor Sleiman was talking to himself while muted during the meeting.
For June 2021, the Rose City Politics panel opines on both new downtown residential construction and renovation, a new central library on the horizon, the potential for the redevelopment of The Barn by the Windsor Express, and what these opportunities can provide for downtown Windsor and the city as a whole.
For May 2021, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the Ontario government’s announcement of stage two funding for the mega-hospital project and what it means for Windsor and our fellow residents.
here are many different strategies that governments of all levels will take to deal with the impacts of Covid-19. Windsor City Council is tasked with coming up with a strategy for all Windsorites.
For March 2021, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the Windsor City Council endorsement of the Public First report on economic diversification, with recommendations to come from administration on implementation.
The City of Windsor has seen many economic diversification strategies over the years and the Rose City Politics panel (each in their own individual opinions) breaks down what, if anything, is different about the situation now.
This month, the Rose City Politics panel is considering how the City of Windsor should address the costs imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in its 2021 budget.
The year 2020 brought with it unexpected municipal expenses and revenue shortfalls and the Rose City Politics panel breaks down the situation.
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