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Jon Farmer WEB 8962When I filed my nomination papers in July I hoped that the campaign would give me an opportunity to talk both about the things I love about Owen Sound and the ways that municipal government could help us to better address our challenges. Many of our challenges – housing scarcity, an affordability crisis, infrastructure deficits, financial constraints, the drug poisoning epidemic, managing growth, and the climate crisis – are so great that they demand new and deeper collaboration. I have had hundreds of conversations during this campaign that proved that people in Owen Sound care

Grey Rd 1 SignI note, back in 2014 , my then opponent and now current mayor campaigned in part on a promise of expanded or regional governance. That initiative seems to have been forgotten or abandoned since that flashy brochure was delivered to Owen Sound residents.

When will Grey County municipal leaders and Grey County council itself recognize the imbalance in services/taxation/infrastructure ...

homeless jesus 36Seems to me that a complicated issue like homelessness demands both short and long term approaches. Neither can be ignored if we really want to address, and eventually eliminate, the tragic realities of homelessness and hunger.

Short term solutions are crucial. Having our neighbors freeze or starve to death this winter can obviously not be tolerated. The need is immediate ...

sleepingbagOwen Sound Council is choosing to do nothing for the homeless people in the City.

I, and others from the Bruce Grey NDP, attended the September 26 meeting of Council to inject a sense of immediacy into Council debates. We were told the City was doing something by building affordable housing units, as if that is a solution for people living on the streets.

It is not.

whereyouwantSoon after the bruhaha regarding the residency status of a candidate for Georgian Bluffs came to light I began to be asked about where I lived. An easy question: yes indeed I reside in the city. This spurred me to investigate the residency of my fellow candidates, and those I would vote for. I was disappointed.

Sadly it seems there is one candidate who does not live in Owen Sound proper ...


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