October 24, 2014

A Family-Oriented and Forward-Thinking Newmarket

Voters deserve facts Using partial information to mislead residents is irresponsible and dishonest. Some candidates want voters to think Newmarket is in disarray; in fact, just last year Newmarket was named one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. Some candidates want voters to doubt the integrity of our community’s leaders; in fact, our leaders have, time and …

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July 22, 2014

Davis Drive Costs, Benefits, and Small Businesses

Davis Drive Project is Funded by the Province of Ontario This year we are at the stage where the construction activity on Davis Drive is at its peak and is, by its nature, most disruptive.  The east and westbound Vivastation platforms at Parkside/Longford and Davis Drive are starting this month.  I understand the inconvenience this project has presented as much as anyone else. In …

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April 4, 2014

$18,000 Away from Reaching Our $1 Million Goal for Belinda’s Place

Although it’s hard to imagine, there are 60 to 100 women without a home in York Region on any given day. In 2009, inspired by the leadership of former Newmarket-Aurora MP Belinda Stronach, we decided to take action on creating York Region’s first homeless women’s shelter project and providing services that promote stability, dignity and self-reliance. The recent construction activity …

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February 19, 2014

How a Newmarket Partnership Can Help You Travel to Work the Smart Way

What is Smart Commute? Are you constantly caught in traffic on the way to and from work every day?  The average commuting time in the GTA is currently the longest in North America, exceeding an hour and twenty minutes each day. That is why the Town of Newmarket and York Region partnered with the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce to launch …

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February 14, 2014

2014 Campaign Priorities and Kick-off Recap

I want to sincerely thank everyone who came out to our campaign kick-off event last Wednesday February 5th.  Despite the weather, residents, colleagues and friends attended in high spirits to support our common goal to make Newmarket even better.  I would also like to thank my family, who have always been there to support me: my wife, Roxanne, Christine and …

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January 16, 2014

Officially Registered as a Candidate for Re-Election as Mayor in 2014

I am proud to announce that I have registered as a candidate for re-election as Mayor of Newmarket on October 27, 2014. It has been an honour for me to serve as Mayor of Newmarket for the past seven years.  We can all take pride in achievements like the Magna Centre, the Riverwalk Commons and being recognized in a national …

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December 13, 2013

Newmarket’s Budget in 2014

Getting Our Community Involved Council and staff should take pride in achieving an important balance in our 2014 Budget between maintaining the high level of service that our community expects and managing the associated costs of doing so. We have also made good progress in connecting with our residents to understand their priorities and concerns. We developed an online Budget …

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November 27, 2013

A Unanimous Decision on Glenway Development

Newmarket’s Official Plan Had a Vision The Province’s Growth Plan and the Places to Grow Act 2005 are legislation that help the Ontario government plan for growth in a coordinated manner, with the consultation of local officials and stakeholders to ensure the needs and interests of the communities are properly met.  The Places to Grow Act also requires municipalities to …

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October 30, 2013

Open Letter to Newmarket Residents

Dear Residents of Newmarket: I am writing this letter to address what Councillor Maddie Di Muccio has recently said about me and what we can do to move forward. During the Council meeting on September 26th, I asked Councillor Di Muccio to provide facts to support her statement that our staff had taken only a week to create an entire …

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September 25, 2013

Newmarket Thanksgiving Food Drive 2013

Thinking of Others During Thanksgiving The fall season is quickly approaching.  Most of us will have Thanksgiving dinners and gatherings to look forward to in a few short weeks.  This is also a time to remember the ones less fortunate than us and that their needs for food become greater as the temperature continues to drop. The Newmarket Food Pantry …

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