Episode 3.07 – Shawn Micallef – Author and Columnist for the Toronto Star

Shawn Micallef is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, Full Frontal TO, and The Trouble With Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure. He’s a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, a senior editor and co-owner of Spacing and teaches at the University of Toronto. His most recent book, Frontier City: TorontoContinue reading “Episode 3.07 – Shawn Micallef – Author and Columnist for the Toronto Star”

Episode 3.06 – Megan Stacey – City Hall Reporter the London Free Press

Megan Stacey is the city hall reporter at The London Free Press. When not live-tweeting political debates or covering local government decisions, she also writes about social issues. She’s picked up Ontario Newspaper Awards for reporting on healthcare serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer, as well as the explosion that rocked London’s Old East Village. She lives in LondonContinue reading “Episode 3.06 – Megan Stacey – City Hall Reporter the London Free Press”

Episode 3.05 – David Cassidy, President Unifor 444

Dave Cassidy is Unifor Local 444’s President representing 20,000 active and retired members in 31 workplaces that range from Automotive, Gaming, Energy, Transportation, Administrative, Waste & Recycle Management, Policing and Retirement Living.  As a certified electrician, Dave is the Unifor National Chair of Trades, representing those working in the trades from the Pacific  to theContinue reading “Episode 3.05 – David Cassidy, President Unifor 444”

Episode 3.04 – Barb Swartzentruber – ED of Smart Cities Office, City of Guelph

Barbara Swartzentruber is currently the Executive Director of the Smart Cities Office at the City of Guelph. As winners’ of the Canada’s Smart City Challenge, the City and County of Wellington, are collaborating with public and private sector partners to create a data and technology enabled Circular Food Economy. Building on the principles of aContinue reading “Episode 3.04 – Barb Swartzentruber – ED of Smart Cities Office, City of Guelph”

Episode 3.03 – Bil Ioannidis – Ward 7 Councillor in the City of Kitchener

Bil was born and raised in Kitchener. He is a lifelong resident of Ward 7 where he currently lives, along with his wife Laura and his two children. Bil holds a degree from Carleton University and worked as a financial advisor with Investors Group where he specialized in retirement planning before turning his attention full-time toContinue reading “Episode 3.03 – Bil Ioannidis – Ward 7 Councillor in the City of Kitchener”

Episode 3.02 – Mayor Comiskey – Town of Ingersoll

The connections Mayor Ted Comiskey has to Ingersoll date back much farther than the beginning of his time of holding office. The Comiskey family came to Canada from Ireland in 1835, settling in the town now known as Ingersoll, Ontario. Growing up in Ingersoll, Ted attended Sacred Heart School and Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute, goingContinue reading “Episode 3.02 – Mayor Comiskey – Town of Ingersoll”

Episode 3.01 – Michael Di Lullo CAO of Middlesex Centre

Michael Di Lullo was raised in London Ontario and attended Western University completing both his undergraduate and graduate schooling attending the Local Government Program.  Michael has progressed as a Municipal Clerk onto a Senior Administrator with experience working across the Province in large urban such as Brampton to small rural in Huron County.  He isContinue reading “Episode 3.01 – Michael Di Lullo CAO of Middlesex Centre”

Episode 2.12 – Season 2 Finale and Reflections

A discussion of my thoughts on Season 2 and a tease of Season 3 You can follow support Council Conversations on the following platforms.Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwoCouncilFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SWOCouncilSupport on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SWOCouncilWatcherLike or rate and leave a comment on your favourite podcast platform.Please like and comment where you get your podcasts! Music notesDeadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3625-deadly-rouletteLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Episode 2.11 – Mayor Darrin Canniff of Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Darrin’s passion is giving back to the great community he lives in. Besides co-chairing the 2018 International Plowing Match, Darrin is the past Chair of Mainstreet Credit Union, past Chair of Entegrus Inc., past co-chair of the United Way Campaign, past Director of the CKHA and past Chair of the Prosperity Roundtable. Darrin was firstContinue reading “Episode 2.11 – Mayor Darrin Canniff of Municipality of Chatham-Kent”

Episode 2.10 – Sarah Emons Councillor the Township of Southwold

Sarah grew up in the City of St. Thomas.  She has a husband Theo and two sons – Alex and Nathaniel.  Sarah has a BSc. Biology from the University of Waterloo and a MSc. Geography (Environmental Science) from Western University. Over the years, Sarah has worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Imperial OilContinue reading “Episode 2.10 – Sarah Emons Councillor the Township of Southwold”