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labourcouncilThe labour relations abyss and Conservatives in Canada are hardly strangers. After all, the last four decades of Conservative politics has within it the federal Harper Conservatives ordering postal workers back to work after locking them out, the Mike Harris’ Minister Tsobouchi suggesting that social assistance recipients on the receiving end of a 22% benefits cut could eat more tuna, and John Snobelen of that same Harris cabinet suggesting the way forward was to create an artificial crisis in education. In the same tone deaf manner ...

Council Chambers- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

And then there are the newcomers. Every one of these candidates is running for office for the first time, and we are grateful for everything they bring to the table.

Thank you for your courage in ...

council training- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

All the incumbent candidates – that is, those who hold a seat on the current Owen Sound council – have an advantage over those who would join them, or replace them. Incumbents have name recognition and visibility, but they have to carry both the achievements and criticisms of the past four years in this city. ..

Council Chambers- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

Four of our city councillors have been in their seats for eight years. One of them is running for mayor, and one for deputy mayor, so those two will either be moving into new assigned seats, or home to their comfy couches.

We have two men to choose from for deputy mayor. Both Brian O'Leary and Scott Greig were ...

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