Category Archives: Leisure activity subsidy cards

Small but very symbolic budget decisions

It didn’t surprise me that two small but very symbolic issues attracted little media attention during a recent 13-hour budget meeting where Kitchener councillors grappled with some multi-million-dollar issues. What did come as a very unpleasant surprise was that both issues — additional money for a leisure … Continue reading

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Public deserves more budget information

“Public engagement is a key component of the annual budget process.” So reads the high-flying introduction paragraph on a 2015 council document distributed last night at a public-input budget meeting staged by Kitchener Council. At the end of the meeting I complimented members of … Continue reading

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Poor families need more city help to enjoy recreation classes

Up to my rear end in financial reports and budget details, I’m concerned about the 2,338 low-income children, 205 senior citizens and 1,899 adults who can’t afford Kitchener’s recreation-leisure activities. These are kids, seniors and adults given financial assistance by … Continue reading

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