UPCOMING COFFEE CABINET

Friday, January 17th – Coffee Cabinet I will be at the Tim Horton’s on Tecumseh Road (near Banwell) at 4pm to 5pm to chat with Ward 7 residents about issues on their minds and discuss past and future council meeting items.  Bring your favourite political souvenir e.g. campaign

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THE NEW WINDSOR

Anne Jarvis of the Windsor Star published a very upbeat article at the start of the New Year called A New Windsor.  I have to say, I share Anne’s enthusiasm for the new bicycle paths that will be expanded around town and make our neighbourhoods healthier and our cities more livable.  Take

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A TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS: INCOME AND EDUCATION

At the heart of my 7 Point Plan for Ward 7 is the belief that Education is Economic Development, and that we need to bring more resources and partnerships to our schools. Take a look at this excellent Globe and Mail article that helps connect the dots between the health of our schools and the

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SAVE THORACIC SURGERY

 Ι attended last night’s rally to Save Thoracic Cancer Surgery in Windsor and Essex.  The turnout was terrific and the organizers and surgeons present should be commended for mobilizing the community    around this critical issue.  This issue is not just about saving thoracic cancer

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BOOST STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS

I have the great privilege of working with some of the brightest young startup entrepreneurs in Windsor and Essex through a program called DeskUP that provides business mentoring and subsidized office space in the Downtown Business Accelerator.  Here is a great article about that in the Windsor

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SUPPORTING LOCAL TECH STARTUPS

Windsor has the potential to be an important player in the technology industry. This past weekend we held a computer coding competition for programming students from the St. Clair College and the University of Windsor that was covered by the Windsor Star.  Click here: article. The students had

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SUPPORTING ABORIGINAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

Dave Hall from the Windsor Star wrote an excellent article today about our program Supporting Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurs in Windsor and Essex (SAYEWE). See here: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/10/17/aboriginal-entrepreneurs-growing-getting-support/ This program provides twenty Aboriginal

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GIRLS, SKILLED TRADES & STEM

I spent an evening today with the WE Succeed Youth Leadership Council made up of young women ages 18-25 who are breaking down barriers that prevent them from entering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the skilled trades. One of the reasons I am so passionate

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AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS IN NURSING HOMES

I emailed Windsor Fire Chief Bruce Montone a question about which nursing homes in Windsor (and in particular Ward 7) had automatic sprinkler systems, since only recently did the Ontario government make them mandatory for all nursing homes. Even though the Fire Chief has his hands full with

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