Burlington hasn't had a visit from the Premier in some time.

By Pepper Parr

March 14th, 2024



Barrie, Caledon and Guelph – they are getting visits from the Premier and Cabinet Ministers.

Why – because they are building homes.

Premier with the Mayor at Joseph Brant Hospital.

The Premier has been to Burlington – met with the Mayor while he was here.

Rob Flack, Associate Minister of Housing, will be joined by Annette Groves, Mayor of Caledon, to provide an update on Caledon’s progress toward its housing target.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced Ontario is providing Guelph with $4,680,000 in funding through the Building Faster Fund after the city made substantial progress towards meeting its 2023 housing target, breaking ground on a total of 1,287 new housing units last year.

“I applaud the work being done by Guelph making substantial progress toward their 2031 housing targets,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “My message to mayors across this province is that we must continue to work together and build on our progress on making home ownership a reality for everyone. We will give you the tools you need to succeed in our shared goal.”

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Alex Nuttall, Mayor of Barrie, to provide an update on Barrie’s progress toward its housing target.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Remarks at 10:30 a.m.
Photo opportunity only.

Premier dances with his daughter at her wedding reception.

The Planning department puts out all kinds of numbers showing some progress – but not the kind of numbers the province wants to see.

Maybe the Mayor doesn’t want the Premier in the city – the last time he was in town it was to marry off his daughter at the Pearle Hotel and Spa  – and look what that led to!  Packages with instructions that detailed properties that could be taken out of the Greenbelt and used for housing developments were passed along as the Premier danced with his daughters.

It was the kind of thing you used to see in the mobster movies.

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2 comments to Burlington hasn’t had a visit from the Premier in some time.

  • L Scott Johnson

    And now he’s trying to load the courts for his tough on crime spin. Not so sure he’d have welcomed that when he was the collector heavy for his brother.

  • Joe Gaetan

    The Pleasant Valley PTA has nothing on the Gazette. Al Pacino must be lurking around the corner looking for a spare horse head to spice things up.