Weeknotes, Sept 29 – Oct 5 2020

Today we should find out who is the new councillor for Ward 7 once polls close after 8pm. On Friday, the Mayor suggested that Ward 7 residents should exclude candidates who don’t live in the Ward and suggested that it was somehow related to their position on the matter of the location of the proposed […]

Weeknotes, Sept 8 – Sept 14 2020

Items of note from last week’s news: LaSalle to construct bike lockers at select bus stops – Windsor Star, September 7, 2020 Privacy, community trust, equity a concern after Windsor police access COVID-19 database, CBC Windsor, September 8, 2020 “A Crown witness in a lengthy gun trafficking trial repeated earlier assertions of “dirty cops” on […]

Notes on The Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board

On August 7th (Friday), the Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board was made public : (PDF or HTML). Over the weekend, I gave the report a read and found these points particularly interesting to me: From the section, The Fairness of Promotional Processes (p. […]

What is the percentage representation of women of the City of Windsor’s Council, Advisory Groups, Agencies, Boards, and Committees?

Before I answer that question, let’s break down the numbers first. The City of Windsor has one mayor and ten councillors, each of whom represent a ward. City Council generally meets twice a month. Councillors sit on four standing committees that meets once a month. They are: 1. Corporate Services Standing Committee2. Development & Heritage Standing […]

Your periodic reminder that Windsor is the worst city in Canada for women

Three years ago, I was on the bus from Windsor, Ontario that traveled to the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC. In 2018, I attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit. This past Thursday, I left work a little earlier than normal so I could attend the cross-border vigil dedicated to missing women and victims of […]