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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Video: Municipal Affairs minister can’t take over Vaughan, he says

Municipal Affairs Minister Jim Watson says he isn’t the one to fix city hall — you are. “There’s this sense that I can go in and basically take over Vaughan and act as mayor,” Watson told an editorial board of reporters from Vaughan Today and its sister publications last week. “Well, I don’t have that authority and I suspect even if I did, I wouldn’t be riding on a white horse into Vaughan to take charge.”

Council expense policy to be scrutinized

The will of the people has moved city politicians to action. After months of intense public pressure and auditor scrutiny, the city’s audit and operational review committee is set to launch a comprehensive review of council’s expense policy.

$70K fine for company

A Concord company has been hit with a $70,000 fine in connection with the 2007 death of an employee. On June 26 in the Ontario Court of Justice, Impex Granite and Marble was convicted of a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Who will challenge current council?

The 2010 municipal election is still a year and a half away. That much is certain. What isn’t is who will vie for the nine seats on city council, though speculation has been running high in recent months and shows no sign of cooling off.