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Global News/640 AM John Oakley Show Interview

Listen to: Interview with Global News/640 AM's John Oakley. Julia is asked about what has happened to Oakville's Downtown, saving Glen Abbey as the Central Park of Oakville, cannabis and the Mayor's endorsing a Councillor who plead guilty to criminal...

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Oakville has become unaffordable

Oakville has a reputation for being a "rich" town, but that isn't the experience I hear from residents. Affordability is a real issue that effects many people's lives. Parents have little hope their adult children can work and live in the community in which they were...

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SmartTown Tech Commitment

Oakville is a technological laggard. We can do so much better. Oakville is fortunate to be home to many of Canada's smartest technology experts, companies and organizations.  Technology innovation is transforming our lives and the economic prospects of...

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Criminals on Town Council OK with Burton – Not With Me

Criminals on Town Council O.K. with Burton. Not with Me. When a politician is elected to office, they assume a public trust with the people - to fairly and honestly represent them in the task of overseeing the workings of government. This concept may no longer be the...

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A Clear Choice for Mayor: Ward 3 Debate

A Stark Difference Between Mayoral Candidates Julia Hanna opens the Ward 3 debate by laying out the differences between her approach and policies for Oakville and Mayor Burton's. "Hanna was clear and passionate. I liked what I heard. She has a...

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YMCA North Oakville Now

Today, accompanied by former chair of the Oakville YMCA board of directors, Jarvis Sheridan, Oakville mayoral candidate, Julia Hanna announced her commitment to building a North Oakville YMCA. The proposal for a YMCA in north Oakville would...

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Inclusive Town Hall Not Intimidation

Town Hall is a Place Where Everyone Should Be Heard and Treated with Respect I am committed to collaboration with community groups and with Council. At a meeting with members of the Bronte Outer Harbour Boater's Marina Association, the Chair,...

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Inviting Residents Back to the Table

The best leaders are great listeners who champion the ideas, hopes and dreams of the community, promote unity and inspire confidence – not dominate, disregard or disrespect residents and community groups. Citizen input has diminished and decision-making...

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Glen Abbey – Oakville’s Central Park

To the residents of Oakville, saving all the green space of Glen Abbey Golf Course is not a partisan issue. Glen Abbey Golf Course is a landmark of our community and an important part of Oakville’s history and identity. And now, it is under threat of being...

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Plugging Oakville’s Youth Brain Drain

The presence of young people and young families is a sign of a healthy, growing community. As a larger percentage of our population reaches retirement, attracting young people has become an increasingly urgent priority for municipalities across Canada....

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Smart Traffic Systems Oakville

Traffic congestion in Oakville is bad and only getting worst. Smart Traffic Technology can help get traffic flowing. These responsive, high-tech traffic systems monitor and adjust to traffic in real-time.   Many communities like Toronto are already...

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More Affordable Day Care in Oakville

The health and well-being of my family has always been a personal priority, and I know I share that view with every family in Oakville. I started my not-for-profit, HealthyFam, to foster health by connecting kids to their food and each other. The demand...

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Parking Locator App for Downtown

Smart City Solution for Parking in Downtown Oakville. With a WiFi-enabled downtown (see previous commitment), Oakville will have the opportunity to install Smart Parking Locator technology that can significantly relieve the hassle and inconvenience of...

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Oops the Mayor over spent again

We Need to Restore Responsible Fiscal Management to Oakville. Tax fairness is at the heart of a healthy, caring community. Thus, while the Town of Oakville provides vital services, infrastructure and programs that residents need and want, politicians have...

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Oakville Economic Development Needs a Serious Boost

For the past 12 years, economic development has been paid lip service to, and Oakville has developed a reputation as a difficult and very costly place to locate a business. Our Town has the highest office space vacancy rate in the GTA (source: Avison...

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Burton’s 64% Tax Increase Record

Like most people in Oakville, as an entrepreneur and mother, I’ve had to manage the finances of my businesses and my family every month and every year of my adult life. I understand first-hand how hard it can be to make ends meet. When I first started my...

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Downtown Boutique Hotel

When people in Oakville have friends, family and visitors in Oakville can they put them up in a downtown hotel that complements our Town and its beauty?   Attracting visitors has been de-prioritized in Oakville and we all suffer as a result. Visitors...

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Free Downtown WiFi

Municipal public Wi-Fi is playing a growing role in enabling people to stay connected and providing a launch pad for high tech economic development.  Local municipalities like Stratford, Perth and Napanee are picking up on a strong global trend toward...

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Why are YOU paying for Burton Campaign Rally?

Mayor Burton is using the Office of Mayor to get taxpayer dollars to finance one of his election events!   Western democratic traditions restrict the use of official government resources by elected office holders for the purposes of campaigning or...

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