Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell read the Throne Speech outlining the provincial government’s legislative objectives for the remainder of its mandate. The provincial government is seeking to deliver on ongoing and new priority actions, particularly in the health and long-term care sectors. The Association of Municipalities of Ontario has summarized the priorities of interest to municipal governments, …

Throne Speech: Ontario Budget Focusing on More Funding for Roads, Transit, Healthcare, & Working with Municipal Leaders Read More »

In keeping with our commitment to working towards reconciliation and supporting Indigenous people, Burlington City Council and Halton Regional Council have both passed resolutions recognizing Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is also marked as ‘Orange Shirt Day’, to help increase awareness of the residential school experience; witness and honour …

Burlington & Halton Councils Unanimously Recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Read More »

At our Halton Regional Council meeting on Sept. 15, we carried a resolution advocating to the Province that schools should be the last to close in any pandemic response efforts. The motion was moved by Ward 6 Oakville Regional Councillor Tom Adams and seconded Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. Please see the full resolution below: WHEREAS schools …

Halton Regional Council Approves Resolution Advocating to the Province That Schools Should be the Last to Close in Pandemic Response Efforts Read More »

MY TAKE: The City of Burlington is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and the names we choose for our municipal properties must reflect that commitment – both going forward, and in retrospect. As part of that commitment, City Council recently unanimously endorsed the Halton Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Charter. We have also recently updated …

Help Rename Burlington’s Ryerson Park Read More »

The annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference is an opportunity for our City to meet with the Province’s ministers and speak to them about the issues particular to our municipality and seek assistance from the provincial government wherever possible. While for the second time the conference went virtual (running from Monday, Aug. 16-Wednesday, …

AMO 2021 Virtual Conference: City of Burlington Delegation Meets with Ministers Read More »

A major part of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference is getting the chance to meet with the Province’s ministers and speak to them about the issues particular to your municipality and seek assistance from the provincial government wherever possible. Even though this year the conference went virtual for a second time, …

AMO 2021 Virtual Conference: Halton Region Delegation Meets with Ministers Read More »

Yesterday afternoon, at the Royal Botanical Garden’s (RBG) Rock Garden, the federal government announced funding for the RBG’s Wetland Rehabilitation Program and the City of Burlington’s Grindstone Creek Erosion Control Planning. RBG will be receiving $425,000 for their program, while the City will be receiving $154,000 under the Great Lakes Action Plan V – Great …

Burlington Receives $154K from Federal Great Lakes Sustainability Fund Towards Grindstone Creek Erosion Control Planning Read More »

I was grateful for the opportunity to address the West End Home Builders’ Association on Tuesday, June 23, 2021 and discuss City-building initiatives and Burlington’s bright future ahead. As Burlington’s Mayor, I am committed to productive dialogue with the development industry and hearing feedback, questions and comments while working towards making Burlington a city everyone …

Burlington Mayor Gives Address to West End Home Builders’ Association Read More »

Today, at a Special Council Meeting, we unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Government of Canada to do the following: proclaim a National Day of Mourning for the Victims of Residential Schools; authorize and support an immediate search of the grounds of all former Residential Schools for additional unmarked and mass grave sites and …

Burlington Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on Government Canada to Proclaim a National Day of Mourning for Victims of Residential Schools Read More »