Author: marianne

Mall madness fires ’em up

  |   Community Engagement   |   No comment

(originally published in Toronto Sun) There are ways to make people feel totally disengaged from community planning consultations, and intentionally or not, this happens too frequently. Case in point: Last week Burlington city councillors approved plans to redevelop the aging Appleby Mall in the city's east end...

Read More

Struggling Hospitals

  |   Jo Brant Hospital   |   No comment

(originally published in the Toronto Sun)Ontario’s hospitals are struggling. There can be no doubt about that, given the steady stream of news about infectious outbreaks, deficits, service reductions and restructuring. There can also be no doubt about this: there’s no quick fix. The cupboards are bare, at both...

Read More