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What happens when things change, Part 2

October 12, 2011

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On September 13, I considered the question – what happens when things change? I wrote: “In 1967, Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin freely entered into an agreement to amalgamate the Guelph Public Health Unit with that of the Wellington-Dufferin Health Unit. A newly-constituted Board of Health was established to provide the governance for the delivery of […]

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What happens when things change?

September 13, 2011

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In 1967, Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin freely entered into an agreement to amalgamate the Guelph Public Health Unit with that of the Wellington-Dufferin Health Unit. A newly-constituted Board of Health was established to provide the governance for the delivery of public health programs in the three municipalities. There are risks with any partnership. What if […]

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Association of Municipalities of Ontario – Annual Meeting

August 24, 2011

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I have spent the last few days at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. It was quite a shock for the municipal gathering to learn about the passing of Jack Layton.  Many were gathered at a keynote address as the news began to spread through the room.  City flags are flying […]

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Describing the Community Well Being Plan

August 18, 2011

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I am often asked “what is the Community Well Being Plan about?”  It is a tough thing to sum up in a few words especially since we are only just beginning to engage our community in its development over the next few years.  However, I was recently sent a link to this video which helps […]

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Starting a conversation

July 15, 2011

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Apparently, it’s not so easy to have a conversation these days, let alone challenge the status quo. According to the Guelph Tribune, MPP Sandals believes the vision for Guelph is “flawed”.  Respectfully, I think it’s a little too early to be jumping to that conclusion.  The Community Well Being Plan did not just flip off […]

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