LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 27, 2021

The month at council wraps up with unfinished business. You can click here for the amended agendas from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 27, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?

September’s city council meeting schedule wraps up with what might be a brief virtual gathering, at least for the open session. Council will revisit the agenda from the Committee of the Whole meeting (if anybody is interested in revisiting any of those items), and they will also name the five members of a committee handling some very important, and delicate, council business. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 7, 2021

The annual report from Our Energy, payday loan businesses, and trails are all on the agenda! You can click here for the amended agendas from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 7, 2021”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 7 Meeting?

And we’re back! Almost. Your weekly city council fix will begins again with September’s Committee of the Whole the day after Labour Day, and there will be some interesting things on the agenda including a new update on the COVID situation, some more trail talk, a progress report on our energy saving measures, and a change to business licensing for payday loan establishments. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 7 Meeting?”

Ontario Government Makes Move to Protect Vulnerable from Payday Loans

There’s been a lot of discussion in the last several years about payday loan and cheque cashing businesses, specifically about whether or not these businesses target the vulnerable, and exploit them due to their business model. Those issues may have taken on a new urgency because of the pandemic, as have all issues around finance and the social safety net, and the Provincial government has decided to make some changes. Continue reading “Ontario Government Makes Move to Protect Vulnerable from Payday Loans”