Episode 1.07 – Armine Yalnizyan – Atkinson Foundation Fellow on the Future of Workers

Armine Yalnizyan is the Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Workers. She served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada from 2018 to 2019. She helped lead the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Inequality Project from 2008 to 2017, and provided weekly business commentaries on CBC radio andContinue reading “Episode 1.07 – Armine Yalnizyan – Atkinson Foundation Fellow on the Future of Workers”

Episode 1.06 – Councillor Nathan Colquhoun of Sarnia

Nathan is a director/owner of Storyboard Solutions, Refined Fool Brewing Company (author note: really good beer), Burger Rebellion and Cafe Mexico and city councillor for the City of Sarnia. You can follow Nathan on Social Media on Facebook and Twitter Hold for full episode To frame the conversation below are some topic areas. The firstContinue reading “Episode 1.06 – Councillor Nathan Colquhoun of Sarnia”

Episode 1.05 – Councillor Neil Anstett – Municipality of North Perth

I am pleased to be joined today by North Perth Councillor Neil Anstett. Neil was first elected to North Perth Council in 2018, and currently represents the Listowel Ward of North Perth. Neil currently serves on the North Perth Economic Development Committee, along with the North Perth Recreation Committee. Neil previously served as chair ofContinue reading “Episode 1.05 – Councillor Neil Anstett – Municipality of North Perth”

Episode 1.04 – Councillor Eric Beauregard – Port Colborne On.

Eric Beauregard is a City Councillor of Port Colborne, and was first elected by his Ward Two constituents in 2018. Councillor Beauregard studied at Wilfrid Laurier University where he graduated with both his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science. Currently, Councillor Beauregard is a licensed paralegal employed at Sullivan MahoneyContinue reading “Episode 1.04 – Councillor Eric Beauregard – Port Colborne On.”

Episode 1.03 – Councillor Chris Parker – Town of Tillsonburg

Chris Parker was born and raised in Tillsonburg. He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 4 years and they have a 2 year old Sheepadoodle named Teddy. He attended Durham College in Oshawa and graduated from the Law and Security Administration Program and is currently enrolled in the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program. ChrisContinue reading “Episode 1.03 – Councillor Chris Parker – Town of Tillsonburg”

Episode 1.02 – Mayor Marcus Ryan Zorra Township

Marcus Ryan grew up in rural Clarington Township and attended Queen’s University where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been married to his wife Theresa for 25 years and they are raising two children, Charlie and Fiona, near Uniondale. Marcus worked in the automotive industry for 10 years in a varietyContinue reading “Episode 1.02 – Mayor Marcus Ryan Zorra Township”

Episode 1.01 – Councillor Kelsey Santarossa

Kelsey Santarossa is a first-term councillor for the Municipality of Lakeshore, and when elected at 25 she became the youngest elected woman in municipal government in Ontario. Now 27, she is also working as a community engagement coordinator in settlement and workforce development, and is the founder and chair of the Youth Council Coalition of Canada,Continue reading “Episode 1.01 – Councillor Kelsey Santarossa”

Episode 0.0 – Prologue – SW Ontario Council Project

Prologue – SWO Council Watcher Project Below you find the rough script of the prologue of the Prologue of the Council Conversation Podcast. You can listen below or on your favourite podcast platform OR you can read a summary! Welcome to Council Conversations, my name is Frazier Fathers the host of this podcast and initiatorContinue reading “Episode 0.0 – Prologue – SW Ontario Council Project”