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How to proceed with a media interview, related to a lot-splitting/overbuilding application, if you are not experienced at this task

I’ve been involved with media interviews for over 30 years, as part of my volunteer work. I’ve appeared in local, regional, and national media interviews. I’ve helped many people prepare for such interviews, as well. By media, I refer to radio, television, and print news reports and features. How I became involved in this area is […]

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I have learned much of value since 2012, when after a long planning process, I launched the Preserved Stories website

To an extent, the Preserved Stories serves as a communications hub, where people can share information about topics of mutual interest – including information related to committees of adjustment and local appeal boards (in the case of Toronto, I refer to the Toronto Local Appeal Body). A key concept, regarding all land-use planning issues, is […]

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I became a supporter of Pamela Gough in 2011, when she played a key role in ensuring that Parkview School, near the Long Branch Go station, stayed in public hands

I became a supporter of Pamela Gough in 2011, when she played a key role in ensuring that Parkview School, at 85 Forty First St. near the Long Branch Go station, stayed in public hands. In any such successful community self-organizing project, many people usually play a key role. That is the nature of such […]

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After his defeat in Russia (1812), Napoleon Bonaparte lost for a final time at the Battle of Waterloo (1815)

Some time ago, I was pleased to learn that Grade 12 students in Ontario were learning about Voltaire’s Candide and Moliere’s Tartuffe. I began, as a next step after reading a bit about Voltaire and Moliere on my own, to read about the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. I had a sense of what the […]