Groundbreaking climate case against federal government gets one step closer to trial

Groundbreaking climate case against federal government gets one step closer to trial

A case bringing together 15 young people from across Canada, against the federal government for its failure to properly act on the climate crisis, is moving forward with an amended statement of claim. 

Environmental law experts believe that using courts around the world is the best strategy to hold governments and corporations accountable for the destruction of our planet and force them to act.



Migrant workers and modern slavery in Niagara

Migrant workers and modern slavery in Niagara

After two blistering reports on foreign temporary workers in Canada, stakeholders, including agri-business lobby groups on one side and advocates for the fair treatment of workers on the other, are anxiously awaiting an overhaul of the broken system by the federal government.



Staff comments suggest Caledon Mayor Annette Groves’ plan for 35k homes may not be viable; she doubles down

Staff comments suggest Caledon Mayor Annette Groves’ plan for 35k homes may not be viable; she doubles down

As four public information meetings, on 12 contentious zoning proposals by the mayor to trigger the doubling of Caledon’s population, have concluded, residents are slowly squeezing out important details from Town staff about the viability of the massive, surprise plan. 

While the community is now demanding the rushed process start over and follow all safeguards of proper planning, the Mayor has refused to concede. Even Caledon’s senior planner has suggested aspects of the bylaws are questionable.



City of St. Catharines deploys shocking heavy-handed tactic to help powerful hotel industry fight B&B owners

City of St. Catharines deploys shocking heavy-handed tactic to help powerful hotel industry fight B&B owners

Without any direct notice, B&B owners across the city were stunned to find thousands of dollars in fines for operating their business after a new bylaw that requires certain conditions meant to control irresponsible short-term rental operations.

Residents are fine with the new rules but are fighting back against the draconian enforcement, determined to get their money back and their businesses reopened.



Mississauga motion asks Queen’s Park for fair share community funding after report revealed $868M annual shortfall for Peel 

Mississauga motion asks Queen’s Park for fair share community funding after report revealed $868M annual shortfall for Peel 

It was no surprise to councillors but they were still disturbed when a report to the Region of Peel recently revealed deep inequities in the way provincial tax dollars are used for critical social services. Mayor-elect Carolyn Parrish says Wednesday’s decision was the start of what will be a top priority for her, as Mississauga continues to face widespread pressures related to the lack of affordability. 



Mayor-elect Carolyn Parrish has already flashed the ‘charm and force’ that will define Mississauga’s new leadership

Mayor-elect Carolyn Parrish has already flashed the ‘charm and force’ that will define Mississauga’s new leadership

A veteran with all the scars and victories accumulated across five decades in political life, Carolyn Parrish promises to be the leader that will fight for Mississauga’s future at a critical time in its history. She vows to use her trademark no-nonsense style to advocate for her city, as it transforms from its suburban past into an urban identity. Fair share funding long denied to the country’s seventh largest city, for critical needs such as housing and social services, will be her immediate priority.  



Immunization rates among Peel students have plummeted since the pandemic

Immunization rates among Peel students have plummeted since the pandemic

As the region adapts to life post-pandemic, the local public health unit is grappling with a significant backlog in routine measures such as immunizations. With increasing threats of communicable diseases globally, and more chances for spread through a rebound in travel activities, the need to meet the growing demand for immunizations is critical, in the face of misinformation and increased risks. More and more Peel students do not have one or more required vaccinations.



Advocates renew call for intimate partner violence declaration ahead of Queen’s Park recess 

Advocates renew call for intimate partner violence declaration ahead of Queen’s Park recess 

Advocates and survivors are demanding the PC government stop delaying and officially declare intimate partner violence an epidemic in Ontario. 

The move comes following the murder of a 58-year-old mother by her 25-year-old son in a Mississauga hotel room. 



Following attacks & decision to withdraw from candidate events polls show early frontrunner Carolyn Parrish now in very close Mississauga mayoral race

Following attacks & decision to withdraw from candidate events polls show early frontrunner Carolyn Parrish now in very close Mississauga mayoral race

The last polls ahead of Monday’s Mississauga mayoral election show Carolyn Parrish has lost most of her lead, with current councillors Dipika Damerla, Alvin Tedjo and Stephen Dasko all making up significant ground on the veteran Mississauga politician. 

Things began to turn when some opponents began negative campaigns following early polls that showed Parrish had a wide lead. It appears the tactic is working. With such a close race, candidates who can motivate large numbers of supporters to get out and vote Monday, could have a chance.



‘Enough is enough’: PDSB trustee, long time diversity advocate Kathy McDonald alleges board chair assaulted her

‘Enough is enough’: PDSB trustee, long time diversity advocate Kathy McDonald alleges board chair assaulted her

In the latest of a series of disruption and turmoil at Peel District School Board, Trustee Kathy McDonald is alleging the board’s Chair, David Green, physically assaulted her in May 2023 while attending an event for work.

McDonald, who has for years supported Black and other communities fighting to hold the PDSB accountable in the face of systemic discrimination she helped uncover, is now requesting a peace bond from the court to protect her from Green. 



Brampton council members forcing people from their shelter spaces should be ashamed

Brampton council members forcing people from their shelter spaces should be ashamed

While Toronto just committed to a human rights approach when dealing with people in encampments and other forms of shelter, and the Region of Peel just backed a similar strategy that is humane, placing our fellow residents at the centre of any response to the crisis they are coping with, the City of Brampton, led by Patrick Brown and one of his key council allies, Rowena Santos, is doing the opposite. 



Mississauga’s next mayor has to balance runaway police budget with increasing complexity of crime 

Mississauga’s next mayor has to balance runaway police budget with increasing complexity of crime 

Cyber crime, violence against women and auto thefts are part of the complex world of policing in the 21st century. Issues around eroding mental health also have to be dealt with by frontline officers, who lack training for such calls. How will Mississauga’s next mayor help set a modern public safety agenda while reining in police budgets that have become unsustainable?

To help voters ahead of the June 10th by-election The Pointer is publishing a series on the five biggest issues facing residents.



Region finally addresses explosion of encampments across Peel

Region finally addresses explosion of encampments across Peel

Staff and elected officials are addressing a crisis that has been worsening in Peel for decades as local responses to affordable housing have been largely ignored. A recent report to regional council laid out strategies to support those who are unhoused. 

Makeshift tent encampments continue to pop up across Brampton and Mississauga while emergency shelters remain overwhelmed.



Niagara Region government still dealing with criticism after shutting out Palestinian community

Niagara Region government still dealing with criticism after shutting out Palestinian community

The Region’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee grapples with its mandate and desire to deal with Anti-Palestinian racism… but not before having its meeting virtually hijacked. Meanwhile, Regional Council revisits its controversial January 25th meeting, behind closed doors.   



Mississauga’s next mayor has to find billions of dollars for infrastructure, growth

Mississauga’s next mayor has to find billions of dollars for infrastructure, growth

It is estimated that $600 billion is required across Canada to provide the infrastructure needed to support new home construction in cities mandated by provinces and Ottawa. This comes as the price of building materials and labour costs steadily increase. 

Mississauga’s next mayor also has to fund the hundreds of millions needed to transition the transit system to a cleaner, greener operation, while finding a billion dollars to operate the soon to be launched Hurontario Street LRT.  

To help Mississauga voters ahead of the June 10th mayoral by-election The Pointer is publishing a series on five pressing issues identified by residents.



Urbanizing Mississauga’s transportation will be a priority for next mayor

Urbanizing Mississauga’s transportation will be a priority for next mayor

A new generation of Mississaugans eschew the car and much of the city’s suburban past.

The Hurontario LRT and GO Transit expansion are critical projects Mississauga’s next mayor must build on. Moving the city and its people in modern ways will support aspirations of becoming a major urban destination for residents and private-sector investment. 

To keep voters in Mississauga informed ahead of the mayoral by-election The Pointer is publishing a series on the five most pressing issues highlighted by residents.



Following its debate Food Banks Mississauga CEO wants more details from candidates; Parrish reiterates decision to stay away from debates as lead narrows

Following its debate Food Banks Mississauga CEO wants more details from candidates; Parrish reiterates decision to stay away from debates as lead narrows

Following the May 23 mayoral debate hosted by Food Banks Mississauga, the organization’s CEO Meghan Nicholls told The Pointer the city’s next leader needs to explain ‘how’ local government will help residents with affordability. 

According to the latest polls frontrunner Carolyn Parrish is still in the lead but her main opponents have made gains.



Facing public backlash, Annette Groves promises vote on 35K new homes in Caledon won’t happen before fall; key questions still not answered

Facing public backlash, Annette Groves promises vote on 35K new homes in Caledon won’t happen before fall; key questions still not answered

After removing her 12 zoning bylaws from the April 30th council agenda, the Mayor of Caledon promised four public information meetings to get community feedback on her snap decision to force the construction of 35,000 new homes which would double the size of the rural municipality. 

The first two meetings featured blanket presentations by Town staff while residents continue to voice opposition over the surprise developer-driven plan. 



Brampton needs more space for parks and recreation but Patrick Brown has choked off funding

Brampton needs more space for parks and recreation but Patrick Brown has choked off funding

As Brampton’s population continues to increase over the next decade, so will the need to create new parks and recreation spaces. The City’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan illustrates Brampton’s lackluster track record, meanwhile Brown’s numerous promises, like most of his misleading claims, to add features like a world class cricket facility have drowned in a series of budget freezes forced by a mayor who instead spends lavishly on questionable practices funded by taxpayers. 



In desperate need of more affordable housing Mississauga council backs bold plan to incentivize developers

In desperate need of more affordable housing Mississauga council backs bold plan to incentivize developers

In an effort to curb the housing crisis and promote more affordable rentals across the city, Mississauga’s planning and development committee approved the City’s latest strategy to jumpstart affordability. The Affordable Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan will provide incentives to developers for higher density rental projects and affordable rental units in Mississauga’s lower-density neighbourhoods.



Peel leading the way to recognize value of lived experience among human trafficking survivors 

Peel leading the way to recognize value of lived experience among human trafficking survivors 

In 2018, Peel became one of the first municipalities in the country to approve a strategy to address human sex trafficking after evidence clearly showed the region was becoming the Canadian epicentre of this heinous crime. 

The Region of Peel is creating a framework for compensating survivors who assist officials with expertise, using their lived experience of trafficking—which is often ignored by organizations and institutions. 



Climate change is engulfing municipalities; why aren’t Mississauga mayoral candidates prioritizing it?

Climate change is engulfing municipalities; why aren’t Mississauga mayoral candidates prioritizing it?

Devastating floods and crippling ice storms that hit Mississauga in recent years were just the tip of the iceberg. From stormwater systems and distressed roads, to poor air quality and polluted watersheds, the impact of climate change is a multi-billion dollar problem facing the city. But on the campaign trail, few mayoral candidates have made it a priority.

To keep Mississauga residents informed ahead of the June 10th mayoral by-election The Pointer is publishing a series on five pressing issues facing the city’s next leader. 



‘I have nowhere to go’: Brampton tenants fight back against loss of affordable units under threat of ‘demoviction’

‘I have nowhere to go’: Brampton tenants fight back against loss of affordable units under threat of ‘demoviction’

Tenants of 507 Balmoral Drive and Peel ACORN organizers gathered outside the building recently to rally against a possible “demoviction”. The tenants rights group says one of the remaining affordable housing properties left in Brampton could join others that no longer provide desperately needed apartments in the city.



‘There's never been higher poverty’: food security, housing & affordability will be focus of Food Banks Mississauga’s mayoral debate 

‘There's never been higher poverty’: food security, housing & affordability will be focus of Food Banks Mississauga’s mayoral debate 

Food Banks Mississauga is hosting a debate May 23 to find out how the city’s next mayor plans to solve problems linked to the lack of affordability across the country’s seventh largest municipality, which has demanded fair share funding from higher levels of government for decades. 



Carbon capture is a man-made scheme for a man-made problem being used to make pollution worse

Carbon capture is a man-made scheme for a man-made problem being used to make pollution worse

Environmental groups have criticized governments for allowing the fossil fuel industry to claim the use of carbon capture and storage technology is justification for the continued burning of fossil fuels. Experts say its potential benefits are miniscule.

University of Ottawa professor Handan Tezel says while carbon capture is viable, and increasingly becoming cheaper, it should not distract governments from investing in the best solutions. 



Bradford Bypass is a blatant misuse of public funds

Bradford Bypass is a blatant misuse of public funds

The PC government is moving ahead with its controversial Bradford Bypass highway through the provincially significant Holland Marsh, despite omitting key studies and refusing to consider any alternatives. 



Region demands PCs pay back $4.2M for Transition Board formed to study Ford’s abandoned Peel dissolution plan 

Region demands PCs pay back $4.2M for Transition Board formed to study Ford’s abandoned Peel dissolution plan 

The provincial government needs to reimburse Peel taxpayers approximately $4.2 million for costs including $1.5 million for the Transition Board’s work up to March 15th and $2.7 million spent by the Region in its scramble to shut down regional government before Ford pulled the plug, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars. 



New resource aims to combat climate misinformation in Peel 

New resource aims to combat climate misinformation in Peel 

Peel’s Community Climate Council has launched a new resource, the Climate Hub, a database of resources to educate the community on environmental and climate change issues specific to the Region. In its infancy, the library has already garnered a lot of buzz for helping access vital information and creating community engagement.



How will Mississauga’s next mayor tackle the housing crisis?

How will Mississauga’s next mayor tackle the housing crisis?

To keep residents of Mississauga informed ahead of the upcoming mayoral by-election The Pointer is publishing a series on the five most pressing issues voters have identified. 

With the city built out, the dilemma for the next mayor is how to balance the history of and demand for traditional family housing in Mississauga, with the reality of an affordability crisis best solved by building a better mix of home types. How can Mississauga have it all: the suburban appeal of larger homes and more space; alongside much more dense, complete communities that are better for our environment and more conducive to lifestyles that eschew the car and nesting inside homes that are no longer affordable?



Peel Police negligence forces withdrawal of fraud charges against man formerly in control of Children’s Aid Society finances

Peel Police negligence forces withdrawal of fraud charges against man formerly in control of Children’s Aid Society finances

On May 3 the Crown Attorney revealed the charges against Marino Cader, the Peel Children’s Aid Society’s former director of finance who allegedly defrauded the organization, were being withdrawn. The 18-month limit for an accused to be tried within a reasonable time had expired. Peel Police failed to gather and deliver documents in the case in a timely manner, leaving numerous questions about widespread financial mismanagement within the public organization unanswered, after multiple investigations by the union, the province and The Pointer exposed alarming conduct. 

While the criminal charges have been dropped due to police incompetence, allegations of widespread financial fraud by the former CEO made in a civil claim filed by the former finance director, have yet to be proven. 



Ahead of first ‘information meeting’ for controversial development plan, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves, Town, refuse to answer key questions

Ahead of first ‘information meeting’ for controversial development plan, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves, Town, refuse to answer key questions

“Knowledge is power,” Caledon Mayor Annette Groves said, vowing to provide Caledon residents with all the information they need to understand her widely panned development proposal to facilitate the construction of 35,000 units in the town. 

Despite this promise, which came after hundreds of angry residents filled Town Hall in protest, the Mayor, CAO and the Town have repeatedly failed to answer critical questions.



Residents outside Brampton Civic Hospital protested decades of underfunding & recent privatization of services

Residents outside Brampton Civic Hospital protested decades of underfunding & recent privatization of services

The ongoing erosion of public healthcare under the PC government, which continues to mix private delivery models with the universal system of care, was highlighted by those who demonstrated at Brampton’s lone hospital. The lack of frontline capacity to serve the rapidly growing city was also a focus.  



Damerla slammed for vowing to cancel Bloor bike lane project; voters hear from candidates; Parrish widens lead 

Damerla slammed for vowing to cancel Bloor bike lane project; voters hear from candidates; Parrish widens lead 

Mississauga mayoral candidate and sitting Councillor Dipika Damerla came under fire this week for vowing to cancel the city’s Bloor Street bike lane project if she wins the by-election, despite almost a year of work and substantial funding that has already been invested since the plan was approved. 

Residents had their first chance to hear directly from candidates at public events this week, as a new poll showed frontrunner Carolyn Parrish has increased her lead over the field.



$2.5M for 1,600 square feet. Despite slumping condo sales PCs speed up Mississauga’s luxury 16K-unit Lakeview Village, claiming lack of supply causing housing crisis 

$2.5M for 1,600 square feet. Despite slumping condo sales PCs speed up Mississauga’s luxury 16K-unit Lakeview Village, claiming lack of supply causing housing crisis 

A 600-square-foot unit for $800,000; $2.5 million for a 1,600-square-foot unit.

The pre-construction cost of a Lakeview Village condo is out of reach for 80 percent of Peel residents, but the PC government is trying to rush construction claiming a lack of supply is the reason for the current housing crisis. The 16,000 units are being expedited while condo sales across the GTA have crashed. The high prices raise questions about who will benefit from the project being aggressively pushed by the PCs who issued a surprise MZO last year doubling the size of Lakeview Village. 



Patrick Brown & Rowena Santos ignored housing problem for years as encampments spread across Brampton; Peel hosts info session to address crisis 

Patrick Brown & Rowena Santos ignored housing problem for years as encampments spread across Brampton; Peel hosts info session to address crisis 

Brampton Councillor Rowena Santos and Mayor Patrick Brown have repeatedly complained about the lack of help from higher levels of government, while pushing budget freezes at City Hall and failing to fund housing support at the Region of Peel. The pair brought forward a successful motion at the Region in March passing the responsibility to Ottawa, despite jurisdiction over housing and shelter support lying at the local level of government in Ontario. 

As encampments spread across the city regional staff are hosting a public information session Thursday to address the spread of makeshift shelters popping up across Brampton. 



Brampton’s Armagh House receives $300K grant to help women & children fleeing domestic violence

Brampton’s Armagh House receives $300K grant to help women & children fleeing domestic violence

Armagh House, an organization that offers the only transitional housing in the Region of Peel for women and children seeking shelter to escape violence in the home, was recently awarded funding through the federal Housing Accelerator Fund. While the PC government has finally agreed to support an NDP motion to declare intimate partner violence an epidemic in Ontario, it continues to ignore the need for financial support that would help save lives.



Inquest into deaths of three women made recommendations to prevent intimate partner violence; why are the PCs dragging their feet?

Inquest into deaths of three women made recommendations to prevent intimate partner violence; why are the PCs dragging their feet?

The PC government made the surprise move of supporting an NDP private-member’s bill to declare intimate partner violence an epidemic in Ontario—something it has repeatedly refused to do. But instead of approving the bill, it has been referred to the justice committee for study ahead of an official declaration. It has some worried that the PC support was just a delay tactic that could continue to leave women and gender-diverse individuals at risk across Ontario. 



Despite opposition from Queen’s Park & Peel Region, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves doubles down on scheme to develop 35K homes

Despite opposition from Queen’s Park & Peel Region, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves doubles down on scheme to develop 35K homes

After promising to listen to residents, and despite blunt communications from the provincial and regional governments that highlight her plan’s non-conformity with overriding policies, Annette Groves launched a web page Friday that suggests she does not care what others think—the Mayor is determined to give developers what they want: unchecked access to land for the construction of 35,000 new homes. 



Mayor Annette Groves & CAO at centre of Caledon’s scheme to circumvent public planning for 35K homes; PCs say it doesn’t conform with 413 Highway plan  

Mayor Annette Groves & CAO at centre of Caledon’s scheme to circumvent public planning for 35K homes; PCs say it doesn’t conform with 413 Highway plan  

Nathan Hyde, the Town’s top bureaucrat—hired by Annette Groves who hand-picked him using her Strong Mayor powers in Caledon—has not explained how a secretive scheme to push through the largest development plan in the municipality’s history was put together.

Their disturbing conduct has been described as “anti-democratic” by residents demanding the ill-advised plan, which would create billions of dollars in value for developers, be scrapped. The PC government has criticized what Hyde and Groves have done, raising concerns over the lack of conformity to overriding provincial and regional policies.    



Mississauga residents’ associations hosting candidate debates & 'interviews' ahead of June 10 mayoral by-election

Mississauga residents’ associations hosting candidate debates & 'interviews' ahead of June 10 mayoral by-election

As the mayoral and Ward 5 by-elections approaches to fill the two vacant seats on Mississauga City Council, two candidate debates will be held May 6 and 7 to give residents a chance to ask candidates questions on the most pressing issues facing their city. Resident engagement during this final month ahead of the by-election will be critical as recent elections have been dampened by historically low voter levels. 



Reports blow up misleading claims by Caledon Mayor Annette Groves around secretive development agenda to build 35,000 homes

Reports blow up misleading claims by Caledon Mayor Annette Groves around secretive development agenda to build 35,000 homes

Since a package of 12 zoning bylaws written by a controversial development lawyer showed up unexpectedly on a March 26th Caledon council agenda, Mayor Annette Groves has been defending her position to greenlight the construction of 35,000 units, which would almost double the town’s population. 

She claims more homes are needed to meet the municipality’s housing pledge and that her plans will hold developers accountable to build the type of housing Caledon needs. But a series of reports from the Region of Peel — which the Town withheld from the public — shows the mayor’s claims of following sound planning principles are largely misleading. Tens of billions of dollars would be needed just to construct the water infrastructure needed to support the 35,000 homes developers are itching to extract profits from.



A future-forward lifestyle marks the opportunity for Port Credit’s new, sustainable Brightwater community

A future-forward lifestyle marks the opportunity for Port Credit’s new, sustainable Brightwater community

On the grounds of a former industrial site — first a brickyard then an oil refinery — Port Credit West Village Partners want to do something groundbreaking. Distancing themselves from the narrative that many Ontario developers are greedy and unimaginative, PCWVP sees a different kind of value in the community they are shaping, creating an environmentally sustainable space that will give future residents the kind of lifestyle that aligns with their values. 



Canada hosts global plastics negotiations; petrochemical industry is here too

Canada hosts global plastics negotiations; petrochemical industry is here too

Global leaders are in Ottawa this week for the fourth round of negotiations toward a global plastics treaty, with environmental organizations demanding that policies include strong guidelines for national legislation and not be watered down by the influence of corporations that continue to pollute the planet.



‘People Against Littering’ wants to clean up Brampton’s problem with public trash

‘People Against Littering’ wants to clean up Brampton’s problem with public trash

The City of Brampton has for years faced challenges with litter accumulating around intersections, off highway ramps, in parks and along public spaces where residents are supposed to enjoy the great outdoors.

A group called People Against Littering is working to change this. Focusing on grassroots action, members want to inspire residents to take control of their city’s public spaces, to make sure unsightly debris does not become “normal” in Brampton. 



Mississauga MPP Kaleed Rasheed vows to clear his name from PC Greenbelt scandal, but won’t explain how

Mississauga MPP Kaleed Rasheed vows to clear his name from PC Greenbelt scandal, but won’t explain how

After leaving the PC caucus in September in the wake of an integrity commissioner investigation into the PC government’s Greenbelt land swap scandal, Mississauga East—Cooksville MPP Kaleed Rasheed has vowed to clear his name and rejoin his PC colleagues at Queen’s Park. But he refuses to provide further details about his involvement in the $8.3 billion land deal, which was ultimately reversed by the PCs after their backroom dealings with developers were exposed. 



Niagara Falls Mayor & council members reject direction from Ombudsman; maintain exorbitant $500 fee to complain about their own conduct

Niagara Falls Mayor & council members reject direction from Ombudsman; maintain exorbitant $500 fee to complain about their own conduct

A controversial, excessive $500 filing fee to make a Code of Conduct complaint against a Niagara Falls Council member continues to be criticized by Ontario’s Ombudsman but, with the exception of one member, Niagara Falls Council does not care.



‘They sat in silence’: PCs ignore heart wrenching abuse of deaf & blind students, block AG audit of Ontario schools where they continue to suffer

‘They sat in silence’: PCs ignore heart wrenching abuse of deaf & blind students, block AG audit of Ontario schools where they continue to suffer

The PC government has once again declined to take action to improve Ontario schools for the deaf and blind. On Monday at Queen’s Park the NDP attempted to accelerate the process for an audit of the school board which has been plagued by accusations of sexual abuse of students and ongoing mismanagement for years. 

Without any explanation, the PCs voted the request down, delaying any audit until at least 2025.



Mississauga’s urban growth confronts a tree canopy first protected by the people who gave the city its name

Mississauga’s urban growth confronts a tree canopy first protected by the people who gave the city its name

As population and infrastructure boom in Mississauga the City's forestry department has found itself facing a significant challenge.

The 2024 budget provides additional funding to implement new technology and work plans that will allow protection of the vast tree cover that is so vital to the well being of the region and its residents. 



200 seniors at Mississauga’s Chartwell assisted living home in shock after surprise eviction notice to make way for condo development 

200 seniors at Mississauga’s Chartwell assisted living home in shock after surprise eviction notice to make way for condo development 

A recent eviction notice from Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement Residence has left the seniors who reside in the home and their families in a state of disbelief, scrambling to find living arrangements. Their fixed income puts most alternatives out of reach.

The City of Mississauga has sent a letter to Chartwell and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing requesting measures to assist the tenants who learned a few weeks ago that they will have to leave the facility. 



With ‘Caledon under threat’, over 150 residents meet to demand action from Town Council, Mayor Annette Groves

With ‘Caledon under threat’, over 150 residents meet to demand action from Town Council, Mayor Annette Groves

A group of local activists calling themselves Democracy Caledon held a community meeting Wednesday to hear concerns from local residents about a collection of decisions around a huge land development scheme being made by council, particularly Mayor Annette Groves, and her use of Strong Mayor powers to force it through without proper public consultation.

The embattled mayor attended the meeting, appeared on the defensive, and provided little reassurance to residents that she was taking their issues seriously.