Markham prides itself as the High-Tech Capital of Canada, but our own website and online infrastructure are examples at how our elected representatives are neglecting resident needs online and offline. It’s time to put residents first and make our online services work for us, rather than it not working at all.
Public transit is a integral part of a healthy community. When circumstances create real barriers for people to use public transit, we need real leadership and empathy to stand up and create solutions for all residents.
We’re not seeing that today.
Professional lobbyists may provide information to councillors to aid in decision making, but let’s be clear: they’re lobbying for a corporation or a cause. Lobbyists are inherently biased, and when they have unfettered and unrestricted access to our councillors, residents rightfully start assuming the worse.