Archive for the ‘Ajax Issues’ Category

Newmarket - Maddie’s Di Muccio’s Struggles

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Maddie Di Muccio is a Councillor in Newmarket, she was a panelist on my Municipalooza and talked about Councillor transparency.

I don’t know what is going on in Newmarket but I am posting her letter and if anyone comes across it and has friends in the Newmarket area, send the info to them.

Here are her words.

Maddie writes a column in the Toronto Sun as well.  She is a very passionate woman in local Politics.

If you follow me on twitter when the new post alert comes out, please retweet it as well.

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Avastin for Milton Woman - She is owed!

Monday, November 4th, 2013

I just wanted to post this note on this issue. 

The woman in Milton has the same type of Brain Cancer as my husband.  

If someone takes Chemotherapy in a pill form it is treated as a prescription.  Thankfully my husband has benefits and so do I to cover the rest.

If this woman has private insurance they have been paying for her treatments.  She no doubt has had a few years of Temodal and other Chemo via a prescription.  No cost to OHIP.

If you have chemotherapy via an injection in a hospital , OHIP covers it.

So in a nutshell,  OHIP get’s off easy on Brain Cancer treatments because it is a pill.  Trillium fund will help those that don’t have coverage but it could be income dependant.  The woman lives in Milton so I assume poverty is not an issue.  

I think OHIP should cover some treatments for her becaues they may not have had to cover her past chemotherapies.

Hundres of Thousands of dollars have not been paid by OHIP for Chemo treatments for Brain Cancer patients because they take it at home from a pill.   

Seems fair to me. 

Municipalooza! Tuesday April 16th !!!!! Free Forum,

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

First in a Series of speaker forums focusing on Topics from a Municipal level point of view.

Tuesday April 16th -  Rotary Room in Ajax Library
55 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, Ontario

I am very happy all speakers are confirmed for Municipalooza Tuesday April 16th
Doors open at 6pm - Panel begins 6:30 event ends 8:30 pm.

Kelly Guthrie Community Engagement Coordinator  from the City of Guelph will be sharing her knowledge of Participatory Budgeting as a concept and how the City of Guelph uses this to engage citizens”
Kelly has spoken about this topic on CBC radio in the past.

Maddie Di Muccio , Councillor Town of Newmarket, Regular Columnist  Toronto Sun  will talk about Council Transparency.

Joey Coleman , - Is Canada’s first crowdfunded journalist. Based in Hamilton, Joey covers all municipal government and board meetings, responds to reader inquiries at all hours, and livestreams from breaking news events. Prior to breaking out on his own, Joey worked for Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail. A nerd at heart, Joey is a leader in Hamilton’s Open Data movement believing that journalism is not gatekeeping, but gate-opening.
The topic of Joey’s talk is entitled “Building an Open Data ecosystem for all to access, not just elites”

How do we build open data so it is accessible to all citizens and not just those with specialized skills such as information management or coding? In Hamilton, municipal open data is being implemented because of advocacy among neighbourhood associations and community groups, not solely from the developer community, with the goal of ensuring all citizens can use open data.

It’s a unique partnership - what does it mean for open data, open government, and civic engagement?
Join this discussion as we explore the question.

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Public Meetings- All Durham Local Councils updated

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

http://voicesofajax.com/?page_id=410

This is updated, all links tested.   Some websites are screaming for an intervention.

The pages are on the right side navigation down near the bottom.

The website from the Region is also a monster of a site as well.

Councillor link to Websites and social media

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Here is a link to a new page — All pages are down the right navigation pane.

http://voicesofajax.com/?page_id=445

The Town of Ajax does not link to election websites or candidate websites , I think this is a mistake.  As long as all have equal opportunity the Town should support it and provide links to webpages.

The Town must have increased their Councillor Communication budget as some have Town Hall meetings regularly.

Current Ajax Councillors 2010-2014 Term

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The current Ajax Councillors are:

Ward 1: Marilyn Crawford

Ward 2: Renrick Ashby

Regional Councillor Ward 1 and 2: Shaun Collier

Ward 3: Joanne Dies

Ward 4: Patricia(Pat) Brown

Regional Councillor Ward 3 and 4: Colleen Jordan

Mayor of Ajax: Steve Parish

I will add a page that links to their websites for resident communication.

Regional Chair Annual Address- Ajax Tonight

Monday, April 8th, 2013

As I was browsing the agenda for Todays Council meeting did I notice that Roger Anderson is making his Annual Address to Council.

I have other plans but if I had more notice perhaps I would have juggled my schedule to attended.

Town of Ajax could have alerted via twitter he was coming,  we have one Regional Councillor that uses twitter but no mention.

So Roger is making the rounds, maybe he is working east to West and Pickering is next.  Not sure.

Ajax Council allows public questions at the end of the meeting on any item that is on the Agenda. 

General Government Meeting April 4th - GGC

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The public meeting was only 10 minutes on You Tube.

In Camera 1pm 3 separate items
Public agenda was 4 items .

Items on Public agenda are:

Development Charge Reserve Fund- Treasurers annual report
Contract Award Street light maintenance
Duffins Creek Water Pollution Control Plant Outfall Environmental Assessment - Status
Assumption of Subdivision

There was only 1 item separated out and discussed. The Duffins Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (more…)

GGC meetings on Youtube- March 21st

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I forgot these are uploaded to Youtube, I am listening while at work!  Writing on my break.

Councillor Renrick Ashby has declared a conflict of interest.

Was told it was already dealt with though — who knows what it is about though at this point  edit– minutes state it is due to a lease agreement. (more…)

Just the Top Sunshine in Ajax-

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I tried to post an image of the Sunshine top earners but it is not working.
Testing   If it doesn’t work here is a link to the twitter post with the image.