Housing and growth

We’ve all watched house prices soar in the last couple of years. Young families worry if they’ll ever get their own place. Their parents want to help but don’t always have the resources. Ontario – and especially our region – is growing rapidly. Brantford is a particularly attractive place to live but, unfortunately, our supply […]

Energy for the future

If you look at your latest power bill, you’ll see a new logo at the top: GrandBridge Energy. GrandBridge is a new company, created through the merger of Brantford Power, which was owned by the City of Brantford, and a company called Energy Plus, which was owned by the City of Cambridge and the Township […]

2022 Brantford Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Debate

Thank you to the Brantford Chamber of Commerce for hosting this years Mayoral Debate, in partnership with Rogers Tv. For more information about how to vote, please visit our voting page here.

Traffic Problems

In the 2018 campaign we put up a billboard in West Brant that read: “If I were mayor, you’d be home by now.” It was aimed at the traffic problems in the area and on Brant Avenue, a result of growth in West Brant. People from West Brant trying to get to work, shopping or […]

A New Hospital

The best piece of good news in many years came in March when the Ontario government announced it is committed to rebuilding Brantford General Hospital. We’ve known for years we needed a new hospital, but when the current government took power in 2018, we weren’t on the list to get one. Over the last few […]

Safe Streets

Most people want to live in neighbourhoods that are quiet and safe. But what I’m hearing at the door is that a lot of people don’t like what they’re hearing and seeing on their streets. When I’m talking to residents on major streets, many say they’re concerned about speeding, traffic violations and vehicle noise. There’s […]

Affordable Housing

When I was elected in 2018, we really didn’t have a coherent plan to develop affordable (rent-geared-to-income) housing. Brant County’s new mayor, David Bailey, had a similar concern. It’s a serious problem in Brantford and Brant. At that time, there were 1,700 clients on the waiting list. For some people it can take 10 years […]

Talking to voters

When I campaign, I put a lot of emphasis on personal contact, meeting as many residents as I can and talking to them about their issues. When you’re talking to somebody at their doorstep, you don’t get a lot of negativity. What you do get is a lot of very good questions. You hear what’s […]