Proposal called ‘discriminatory’

By Chinta Puxley

A proposal to check the growth of rooming houses in Centretown and Sandy Hill is drawing accusations of discrimination against low-income renters.

A motion, put forward by Sandy Hill Coun. Stéphane Emard-Chabot on Feb. 19, asked council to impose a minimum separation distance between rooming houses. The motion does not apply to existing rooming houses. read more

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Parents upset junior kindergarten is on school board’s chopping block

By Nick Greenfield

Concerned educators and parents say the future of their children’s education is in limbo.

The Ontario Ministry of Education released its funding model for the next three years on March 25.

Despite the budget’s promise for funds to support school boards with existing junior kindergarten programs, some educators fear the junior kindergarten program in Centretown may be on the chopping block. read more

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Holmes: Region shouldn’t pay costs

By Jared Adams

Regional Coun. Diane Holmes says the region should pull the equivalent of a fiscal dine-and-dash.
Holmes, whose ward includes Centretown, says the region should not pay for social housing.

Social housing (the cost of which totals almost $61 million) is one of the new costs the region must absorb because of a transfer of responsibilities from the province. read more

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