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Decades Old Regional Transit Dream Becomes A Reality in Niagara

Decades Old Regional Transit Dream Becomes A Reality in Niagara

Posted Jan 7th, 2023

The transfer of transit budgets from cities to Niagara Region means the Region will be responsible for the largest part of a homeowners’ property taxes

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Region vote on chair implies support for provincial directive

Region vote on chair implies support for provincial directive

Posted Nov 30th, 2022

Why did regional council conduct a vote on the regional chair ?

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Regional Chair 2022

Regional Chair 2022

Posted Nov 10th, 2022

Coun. Laura Ip’s motion to make the Niagara Region councillors vote for the chair in an open session would be welcome.

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Bridge between budgets

Bridge between budgets

Posted Oct 15th, 2022

This letter points out “upper- and lower-tier municipalities working independently from one another to develop their own capital budgets is a recipe for rising taxes.” I agree entirely. 

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Key Dates for 2022 Municipal Elections

Key Dates for 2022 Municipal Elections

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

Considering running in the municipal elections in October 2022 -- here are the key dates you should know... 

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Niagara Dailies Agree on Electing-regional chair

Niagara Dailies Agree on Electing-regional chair

Posted Mar 30th, 2022

Seriously? Another municipal election is going to pass us by without voters being able to choose the chair of Niagara Region?

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Election of Regional Chair: Not this year

Election of Regional Chair: Not this year

Posted Mar 22nd, 2022

Current leadership has eliminated need for change in Niagara. Direct election of regional chair won't happen this year.

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Time to ask Niagarans if they want direct election of regional chair

Time to ask Niagarans if they want direct election of regional chair

Posted Feb 1st, 2022

That is the whole basis of supporting the double-direct city/regional councillor election concept. St. Catharines requested that model last term, and Niagara Falls council requested it this term.

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Timms wants referendum on elected regional chair

Timms wants referendum on elected regional chair

Posted Jun 12th, 2020

"A simple referendum, regional chair at large yes or no, is a pretty simple way to ask the people," Timms said.

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After years of consultation, council says more consultation needed for elected chair

After years of consultation, council says more consultation needed for elected chair

Posted Feb 25th, 2020

Niagara Regional Council decided last Thursday to look into the formation of a governance committee and to consult Niagara’s 12 chief administrative officers after considering St. Catharines Councillor Laura Ip’s motion for a citizen elected Regional Chair.

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Have Your Say

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Niagara passing the necessary resolutions and bylaws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region? 

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