Bruce Timms on Building a Better Niagara! Building prosperity for all of Niagara

"The Halton model discussed on our home page is simply described as 1) a directly elected Regional Chair and 2) some or all of a City's City Councillors do double duty and sit at the Regional Council as well as City Council.

They have a seat and a vote at both City and Regional Councils. The Mayors also sit at Regional Council as they do now in Niagara. This model has the advantage of integrating Regional Council with St.Catharines City Council and all 12 city councils. It has the added advantage of building connections between the 12 city councils through the double duty councillors sitting together at Regional Council and its various committees.

Building a Better, Stronger Niagara

Niagara, one voice one Team, 12 players.  The Team where every player is respected and Valued is the Team that wins. Niagara needs to be a Team that competes to win jobs , investment and prosperity.

Streamline Regional Government 
(with the Double Direct model) *** see website or youtube video
• Reduce number of politicians from Mayor plus 18 to Mayor plus 12 for next election
• 6 of 12 City councillors will serve as both Region and City Councillor; Double Direct
• Better communication and cooperation 
between the City and the Region, and City 
to City
• Better teamwork among the 12 cities and towns of Niagara
Build a better Regional Transit 
system to support GO Rail service
• Better intercity transit brings the 12 cities and towns closer together
• Better job mobility and opportunity
• Better access to GO Rail

Demand a better Seaway deal 
for Niagara
• Government of Canada needs to include the 
interests of Niagara communities in the new Seaway Management Deal
• Current Seaway Management contract expires in 2018, start talks now

Defend the Taxpayer from 
broken arbitration system

Please check the Halton Region model through the Halton web site and a similar model in Durham Region at

Please view the following videos of Bruce presenting these ideas to St.Catharines City Council and the questions and answer videos that follow. These are unedited videos of public presentations at St.Catharines City Council"

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