The latest video from Sam:
Canadian cities were established 150 years ago with a very simple structure. Returning to established principles of good government could lead us to reform municipal governance and give us better, healthier cities.
Sam provides in-depth historical context, including references to ancient philosophy, for what is a radical suggestion for our civic government: separate the legislative and judicial functions so that city council would not be deciding on development projects – effectively, he argues, a conflict of interest. But he would give the mayor more executive functions, as in London, considerably augmenting their powers.
I’m looking forward to videos from Sam on how the provincial government could exercise its powers to address the most urgent issues that affect his constituents: housing and transit. So far he has remained as quiet as the government he represents.