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Viewing Policy Through an Anti-Racism Lens

Viewing Policy Through an Anti-Racism Lens

We have to move from words to action as we continue to deal with and address systemic racism, especially anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. On Tuesday, June 9th, the Strategic Priority and Policy Committee unanimously passed several motions to address and confront systemic racism in London that were moved by Councillor Mohamed Salih and Mayor Ed…

Bill 184

Bill 184

The Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 also known as Bill 184, passed its Second Reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and is set to be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. While the name suggests that the act will “protect tenants”, many proponents of the Bill 184 will actually negatively…

January 31, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LONDON, ON – Libraries play an essential role in any city. They serve historically marginalized communities; including but not limited to those experiencing poverty, immigrants or new Canadians, women, and children. I interpret cuts to libraries and the services libraries offer as limiting access and opportunity for those living within these marginalized communities. The loan…

2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget

2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget

On Tuesday, December 17th, council came together to discuss the 2020 to 2023 Multi-Year Budget which is a financial plan regarding how money coming into London will be spent between 2020 to 2023. Outcomes from the meeting include a draft budget. With a proposed spending of close to a billion dollars, keeping municipal spending at current…

Addressing Homelessness in the City

Addressing Homelessness in the City

Directed staff to put $7.3 million dollars into addressing a crisis facing our community. London, Ontario as a community is facing a crisis in homelessness, lack of supportive housing, mental and addiction services and support for community and safety plans. I am happy that LMN (London Medical Network) has returned this past investment which is…