Whether you like it or not … it’s election time!  The Ontario provincial election will take place on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Community Development Halton has produced these provincial election fact sheet series – a collection of 14 fact sheets on important provincial issues. The fact sheets are short and sweet, providing information and analysis on key topics, questions for candidates and additional resources. Please read them, share them, and don’t forget to vote!

Thanks to Social Planning Toronto for developing this series and allowing CDH to adapt it for Halton.

Also, check out Communty Lens #95 on voter turnout information from the 2011 provincial election.

How, when, where and why to vote:  Check Elections Ontario for all the details.


Poverty Free Halton, Community Development Halton and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Invite you to a presentation and evening of reflection and dialogue

A Special Book Launch
It's time to start talking about the value of taxes in Canada

Tax is not a four-letter word

Guest Speakers

Alex Himelfarb
Director of the Glendon School of International and Public Affairs
at York University and a former Clerk of the Privy Council

Trish Hennessy
Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ontario Office

Tax Is Not A Four Letter Word provides new information on how taxation and our thinking about it has evolved. The contributors present data that set out what we get for what we pay and what we lose when we pay less.

January 16, 2014
7:30-9:00 pm
Burlington Seniors' Centre, Freeman/Indian Point Room
2285 New Street, Burlington, ON - MAP


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Poverty Free Halton & Community Development Halton present


Where We Live Matters:

Building Healthy Neighbourhoods across Burlington


Conversation Panel

Christyn Perkins
Open Doors, St. Christopher's Anglican Church

Karen Phelps
Aldershot Community Leader

Rishia Burke
Community Development Halton


June 6, 2013
7:30-9:00 pm
St. Stephen United Church
2258 Parkway Drive, Burlington, ON - MAP


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