Category: Rose City Politics

  • Rose City Politics: Jon Liedtke asks Premier Ford if health changes are enough (VIDEO)

    Rose City Politics: Jon Liedtke asks Premier Ford if health changes are enough (VIDEO)

    Premier Ford said he spoke to a hospital executive who said Ontario’s healthcare system is only comparable to North Korea and Cuba, so I asked him whether his plans to expand access to private clinics will go far enough…

  • Rose City Politics: Powered by Millennial Rage

    Rose City Politics: Powered by Millennial Rage

    Doug, Don, Jon, Melinda & Kiemia talk about the Windsor’s digital modernization consultation, the Capital Power gas plant issue, and a school naming policy report for the public school board.

  • RCP in BIZ X: State of the City: 2022 Retrospective

    RCP in BIZ X: State of the City: 2022 Retrospective

    For January 2022, three of the panelists take a look backwards, rather than forward, to provide a retrospective on 2022 before moving ahead to what 2023 will bring.

  • Rose City Politics: The Marvelous Ms. Munro

    Rose City Politics: The Marvelous Ms. Munro

    New regular panelist Melinda Munro joins Kiemia, Jon, Don, and Doug this week. Kiemia walks us through the upcoming Council agenda and the panel discusses the process, substance and politics of the 2023 City Budget based on initial reports. Add a couple of For Your Consideration items and you’ve got a show.

  • Rose City Politics: Reeve of the Wasteland

    Rose City Politics: Reeve of the Wasteland

    Rose City Politics discuss the auto industry and Windsor’s economy, Project Arrow, Invest Windsor-Essex’s agenda for 2023 and a scuffle between APMA and the Mayor’s office over the 2022 Ambassador Bridge blockade.

  • Rose City Politics: 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

    Rose City Politics: 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

    Doug and Jon did a rundown of the TOP 10 listened to episodes of ROSE CITY POLITICS for 2022 (from lowest to highest). Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show on Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics. Find us in print in Biz X Magazine, online […]

  • Rose City Politics: Fill em’ Up with Coney Dogs

    Rose City Politics: Fill em’ Up with Coney Dogs

    Jon, Don, and Doug are joined by Raheem Younes, owner and founder of RaheemCo, to talk about his participation in the new Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepeneurship Network. Later, we talk about the Mayor’s trip to South Korea and riff on auto industry matters.

  • RCP SHOW: Carry On, Kiemia

    RCP SHOW: Carry On, Kiemia

    Kiemia Rezagian hosts a new segment, Carry on Kiemia, about the upcoming city council agenda, the panel discusses a GECDSB policy proposal to require new books be publicized before circulation, & Windsor ranked BEST of the WORST cities for commuting to work via sustainable transportation.

  • RCP SHOW: Don’t Burn the Place Down with Your Candles

    RCP SHOW: Don’t Burn the Place Down with Your Candles

    Jon and Doug are joined by Gabriel Ciavaglia of Activate Transit Windsor Essex and newly-elected Ward 3 Councillor Renaldo Agostino to talk about the ward 3 election, Council approving the largest-ever Transit Windsor investment, & the clossure of an emergency shelter for residents of condemned downtown apartment.

  • RCP SHOW: Shit Sucks, But It’s Not Your Fault

    RCP SHOW: Shit Sucks, But It’s Not Your Fault

    Jon and Doug chat about the megahospital construction timeline, a photograph of Mayor Dilkens that has surfaced and raised eyebrows online, the new County Warden, and more.

  • BIZ X Magazine: Ta-da! Windsor’s New City Council Has Been Decided

    BIZ X Magazine: Ta-da! Windsor’s New City Council Has Been Decided

    Rose City Politics outlines what the priorities of the next city council should be.

  • RCP SHOW: Stay in your lane, Sartori

    RCP SHOW: Stay in your lane, Sartori

    Don, Jon and Doug talk about municipal governance reform in Ontario and the inauguration of a new council.

  • RCP SHOW: Schlub’s Rights

    RCP SHOW: Schlub’s Rights

    Jon and Doug are joined by Councillor-Elect Angelo Marignani to talk about: Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show on Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics. Find us in print in Biz X Magazine, online at BizXMagazine.com and RoseCityPolitics.ca.

  • RCP SHOW: Nu Q Lear

    RCP SHOW: Nu Q Lear

    Doug and Jon are joined by Ward 9 Councillor Kieran McKenzie to discuss his election campaign and the landscape on Council moving forward.

  • RCP SHOW: Tune out the Pundits

    RCP SHOW: Tune out the Pundits

    Don, Jon and Doug dive deep into the 2022 Windsor election results & POST MORTEM; 3 New Councillors; Councillors that got more than 50%; Data analysis + accessibility issues; How Holt won most weeks yet lost the election; Mayor Dilkens says to tune out the…pundits?

  • RCP SHOW: Professional Jai-alai

    RCP SHOW: Professional Jai-alai

    Don, Jon, and Doug cover the latest in the Mayor and Ward races in the Windsor Election. https://www.spreaker.com/user/rosecitypolitics/professional-jai-alai Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show on Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics. Find us in print in Biz X Magazine, online at BizXMagazine.com and RoseCityPolitics.ca.

  • RCP SHOW: Live from Maiden Lane

    RCP SHOW: Live from Maiden Lane

    Don, Jon, and Doug take a break from two plus years of Zoom-based podcasts to get together for a more casual conversation over drinks and snacks at Maiden Lane Wine & Spirits. The panel discusses: Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the […]

  • BIZ X Magazine: New City Council Priorities

    BIZ X Magazine: New City Council Priorities

    Rose City Politics outlines what the priorities of the next city council should be.

  • RCP SHOW: The Shadowy Cabal

    RCP SHOW: The Shadowy Cabal

    Don, Jon, and Doug roll the dice and talk ward politics, and cover the latest developments in the Mayor’s race.

  • CTV WINDSOR: Advance polls offer drive-thru voting

    CTV WINDSOR: Advance polls offer drive-thru voting

    Windsor residents can begin casting their votes in the upcoming municipal election this week, with advance polls opening up Wednesday. The first of eight early voting opportunities opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, closing at 8 p.m. When the weekend rolls around, voters can head to Mic Mac Park […]

  • AM800: ELECTION ROUNDTABLE

    AM800: ELECTION ROUNDTABLE

    Rose City Politics was invited by AM800 CKLW’s Dan MacDonald to talk about the 2022 Windsor Municipal Election.

  • RCP SHOW: Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Debate Recap and Analysis

    RCP SHOW: Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Debate Recap and Analysis

    Doug and Jon recap and review the discussion at this week’s Mayoral debate hosted by the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show at Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics.

  • RCP: 2022 Detroit Auto Show

    RCP: 2022 Detroit Auto Show

    Rose City Politics received press credentials for the Detroit Auto Show. This is our story.

  • RCP SHOW: Detroit River Shark Watch

    RCP SHOW: Detroit River Shark Watch

    Don, Jon and Doug are on board tonight for our usual election time segments: Ward 9 Die Roller, This Week in The Mayor’s Race, This Week in Council Races, and Election Tips. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show on Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics. […]

  • Rose City Politics: Multiple multi-billion dollar corps weigh in on…Windsor’s mayor race?

    Rose City Politics: Multiple multi-billion dollar corps weigh in on…Windsor’s mayor race?

    Drew Dilkens’ campaign manager suggested someone ask LG & Stellantis their preference as to the mayor of Windsor. Rose City Politics did just that.

  • RCP SHOW: ZuuZuu & Escobar

    RCP SHOW: ZuuZuu & Escobar

    Don, Jon and Doug are joined by WindsorOntario subreddit moderator “ZuuZuu” to talk about their coverage of the municipal election, Die Roller lands on Ward 1, This Week in The Mayor’s Race, a discussion on press releases and earned media for ward candidates, and For Your Consideration. Rose City Politics is brought to you with […]

  • RCP SHOW: Don Makes it Creepy

    RCP SHOW: Don Makes it Creepy

    Don, Jon and Doug talk about Mayor Dilkens’ health care announcement, break down municipal candidate sign wars, plus the Die Roller dictates we analyze Ward 8, and For Your Consideration. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Support the show at Patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics. Find us […]

  • RCP Show: Know Your Ward with Frazier Fathers

    RCP Show: Know Your Ward with Frazier Fathers

    Guest panelist Frazier Fathers joins Don, Jon and Doug to talk about the demography of Windsor’s wards, Die Roller decides on Ward 7, federal electoral district changes in Windsor-Essex, and the lawsuit filed by fired unvaccinated city workers. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better […]

  • BIZ X Magazine: WINDSOR 2022 ELECTION

    BIZ X Magazine: WINDSOR 2022 ELECTION

    For September 2022, the Rose City Politics panel asks Biz X readers if they know who they are voting for and why? With the municipal election next month (October 24, 2022), now is the time to take stock of the candidates and issues before you head to the polls. Jon Liedtke Windsor has a municipal election shaping […]

  • RCP Show: Back Door to the City

    RCP Show: Back Door to the City

    Jon, Don and Doug roll the Die Roller and break down Ward 10, review the reaction from municipalities to the province’s proposed strong mayor powers, and talk about eyebrow-raising municipal honours in Windsor. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. We appear monthly in […]

  • RCP Show: Dungeons and Dragons and Driving

    RCP Show: Dungeons and Dragons and Driving

    Don, Jon and Doug try out a new segment called Die Roller and analyze Ward 4, and talk about the debate around Mayoral Candidate Chris Holt’s Vision Zero policy announcement. Rose City Politics is brought to you with the kind support of LiUNA Local 625: Building Better Communities. Read our stuff at BizXMagazine.Com and RoseCityPolitics.ca. […]

  • THE SHIFT – Aug 19, 2022

    THE SHIFT – Aug 19, 2022

    Jon Liedtke fills in for Patty Handysides on The Shift. Doug Sartori (Rose City Politics) joins to talk about the upcoming election and council nominations.

  • What is the line between newsworthiness and exploitation?

    What is the line between newsworthiness and exploitation?

    Yesterday I posted on social media that I was faced with an internal debate after coming into possession of video footage of an altercation between Windsor Police & a now deceased suspect who was wielding a machete at the public in the downtown core. The video clearly shows police shooting the suspect and him falling […]

  • Riverside DRIVE isn’t for pedestrians, and it shows

    Riverside DRIVE isn’t for pedestrians, and it shows

    While walking to and from the riverfront today I noticed something interesting at the intersection of Ouellette and Riverside Drive. It might not be obvious at first glance, but when you notice it, it’s unmissable and clearly intentional. Have you noticed what I’m talking about? It’s the lack of crosswalk buttons on all four corners. […]

  • Rose City Politics: Strong Mayor Governance and Windsor

    Rose City Politics: Strong Mayor Governance and Windsor

    Premier Ford announced this week he would introduce strong mayor legislation for both Ottawa and Toronto in 2023 and other Ontario cities in 2024. Like a bull in a china shop, the 800 pound gorilla is again chest beating and charging our democracy during ongoing municipal elections. All that’s old is new again.

  • Strong Mayor Governance and Windsor

    Strong Mayor Governance and Windsor

    Premier Ford announced this week he would introduce strong mayor legislation for both Ottawa and Toronto in 2023 and other Ontario cities in 2024. Like a bull in a china shop, the 800 pound gorilla is again chest beating and charging our democracy during ongoing municipal elections. All that’s old is new again.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: Summer in the City

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: Summer in the City

    Summer is a glorious season in Windsor for residents, and for our Summer 2022 Biz X Magazine column, the Rose City Politics panel opines on what Windsor can do to make summer living better?

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: Here’s what Ontario’s next government should focus on

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: Here’s what Ontario’s next government should focus on

    For June, the Rose City Politics panel opines on the provincial election and what the next government must focus on. The election’s over and it’s time for the government to get to solving the problems. Rose City Politics tells you what the government needs to focus on post-election. There are numerous issues the next government […]

  • Rose City Politics: Jon Liedtke asks PM Trudeau and Premier Ford about EV Rebates (VIDEO)

    Rose City Politics: Jon Liedtke asks PM Trudeau and Premier Ford about EV Rebates (VIDEO)

    At the $5-billion Stellantis / LG Energy Solutions Windsor EV Battery Plant announcement, Jon Liedtke asked Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford about EV Rebates.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: Windsor’s EV Battery Plant

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: Windsor’s EV Battery Plant

    For May 2022, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the recently announced Stellantis-LG EV battery plant and what it means for Windsor Essex. First 2500 jobs. Now 3200 jobs. The potential of up to 15,000 spinoff jobs. An entirely new supply chain. Economic diversification this is not, but it is great, necessary, and […]

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: War on Auto or Bikes?

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: War on Auto or Bikes?

    The snow is melting, and with that comes hidden potholes and an annual conversation: cars versus bikes. Rose City Politics dives into the war on cars…or bikes. Jon Liedtke: Cars Rule & Bikes Drool! Or is it Bikes Rule & Cars Drool? Oh the annual conversation, so tired, so outdated, so BORING. We all want […]

  • Dan MacDonald Show: March 18, 2022

    Dan MacDonald Show: March 18, 2022

    Guest Host Jon Liedtke is joined by Rose City Politics panelists Doug Sartori and Don Merrifield.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: Windsor’s Council Compensation Review Committee

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: Windsor’s Council Compensation Review Committee

    The City of Windsor’s Council Compensation Review Committee reviews remuneration/compensation and benefits paid to the Mayor and City Councillors, as well as equipment and staffing resources, with a mandate to make recommendations which would come into effect January 1, 2023 for the new term of Council. Rose City Politics dives into city councillor and mayor […]

  • AM800 CKLW: DAN MACDONALD SHOW: CITY BUILDING: A 2-ELECTION YEAR AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CITY BUILDING

    AM800 CKLW: DAN MACDONALD SHOW: CITY BUILDING: A 2-ELECTION YEAR AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CITY BUILDING

    Why it’s so important to engage in both! Interview: Kiemia Rezagian – community organizer & advocate Interview: Doug Sartori – Panelist on Rose City Politics Listen to the interview on AM800 CKLW HERE

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: 2021 City Council Report Card

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: 2021 City Council Report Card

    The year is 2022. The next municipal election in Windsor is scheduled for October 24. Do you know what your elected representatives’ grades are? In this piece the Rose City Politics panel grades our elected representatives on their performance over the past year leading into the next Windsor election. Ward 1: Fred Francis Don Merrifield […]

  • CTV Windsor: Windsor-Essex expressing frustration over Ontario’s changes to testing guidelines

    CTV Windsor: Windsor-Essex expressing frustration over Ontario’s changes to testing guidelines

    Some in Windsor-Essex say the recent changes to Ontario’s testing guidelines are indicative of a system that has collapsed, leaving out many people who would’ve needed a PCR test to confirm their COVID-19 status. “We have a government here that is seemingly telling us there’s nothing more they’re able to do. There’s not any capacity […]

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: Festival Plaza Development and Completion

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: Festival Plaza Development and Completion

    For November and December, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the proposed redevelopment and completion of the riverfront festival plaza: Finish the damn plaza. For those who know me, it shouldn’t come as a surprise I support finishing festival plaza as presented, complete with translucent canopy and all. My parents Sheryl Davies and […]

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: International Podcast Day

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: International Podcast Day

    September 30 is “International Podcast Day” and Biz X Magazine’s Joe McParland recognized what’s been going on in the local podcast scene.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: How should Windsor prepare for population growth projected by StatCan?

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: How should Windsor prepare for population growth projected by StatCan?

    For September 2021, the Rose Rose City Politics panel answers “How should Windsor prepare for population growth as projected by Statistics Canada?”: With up to 35 per cent population growth projected for both Windsor and Essex County over the next 25 years by the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Windsor needs to deal with being a […]

  • CBC Windsor: Windsor law prof, politics podcaster want more clarity on Bill C-10 — including CRTC’s role

    CBC Windsor: Windsor law prof, politics podcaster want more clarity on Bill C-10 — including CRTC’s role

    Through changes in between House of Commons readings, the bill became contentious, raising concerns about censorship from media experts, including a former head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: What Can and Should the Municipal Government do Post-Covid19?

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: What Can and Should the Municipal Government do Post-Covid19?

    here are many different strategies that governments of all levels will take to deal with the impacts of Covid-19. Windsor City Council is tasked with coming up with a strategy for all Windsorites.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: The City of Windsor New Economic Diversification Strategy

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: The City of Windsor New Economic Diversification Strategy

    For March 2021, the Rose Rose City Politics panel opines on the Windsor City Council endorsement of the Public First report on economic diversification, with recommendations to come from administration on implementation. The City of Windsor has seen many economic diversification strategies over the years and the Rose City Politics panel (each in their own individual opinions) breaks down what, if anything, is different about the situation now.

  • BIZ X MAGAZINE: COVID-19 & the 2021 City of Windsor budget

    BIZ X MAGAZINE: COVID-19 & the 2021 City of Windsor budget

    This month, the Rose City Politics panel is considering how the City of Windsor should address the costs imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in its 2021 budget. The year 2020 brought with it unexpected municipal expenses and revenue shortfalls and the Rose City Politics panel breaks down the situation.

  • Rose City Politics: DonMerrifield.com

    Rose City Politics: DonMerrifield.com

    Rose City Politics dives into the latest updates on the Downtown Mission controversy, a new chief of staff for Mayor Dilkens, and new rules at the Windsor Public Library. There’s also a new Patreon coming for our fans! Listen to “DON MERRIFIELD DOT COM” on Spreaker.

  • Rose City Politics: Blackburn News: Downtown Mission ‘appalled and shocked’ by city councillor’s comments

    Rose City Politics: Blackburn News: Downtown Mission ‘appalled and shocked’ by city councillor’s comments

    Blackburn News – Adelle Loiselle – March 3, 2020 The executive director of the Downtown Mission admitted he is “disgusted” that a city councillor advised residents not to donate to his organization after a plan to move into the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library fell through. The comments came last Wednesday when Rino […]

  • Rose City Politics: Mission Impossible

    Rose City Politics: Mission Impossible

    The Rose City Politics panel discusses the sale of Windsor Public Library Central branch to the Downtown Mission with Councillor Bortolin, & county political drama. Listen to “Mission Impossible” on Spreaker.

  • Rose City Politics: Atlas Shrugs at the Wall

    Rose City Politics: Atlas Shrugs at the Wall

    Doug “Data” Sartori, Sarah Morris, and Jon Liedtke perch up at Meteor in downtown Windsor, across from the Capitol Theatre and a stones throw from Phog, to discuss Ojibway Prairie Complex LPAT, Lakeshore billionaire Barry Zekelman’s Atlas Tube being involved in Trump’s border wall, and compare Toronto’s record setting year for tech investment with Windsor’s. […]

  • Rose City Politics:  Short-Term Stays and Long-Term Solutions

    Rose City Politics: Short-Term Stays and Long-Term Solutions

    This week on the show Sarah, Don, Jon and Doug talk AirBnB, the ward 7 by-election, cannabis and housing. Listen to “Short-Term Stays and Long-Term Solutions” on Spreaker.

  • Rose City Politics: Downtown and Ward 7 By-election

    Rose City Politics: Downtown and Ward 7 By-election

    Broadcasting from the new studio The Meteor, the regular panel discusses downtown issues and the Ward 7 byelection, including Ken Lewenza’s potential entry. Listen to “The Kenpire Strikes Back” on Spreaker. Our regular panel includes Doug Sartori, Pat Papadeas, Don Merrified, and Jon Liedtke! Please support Rose City Politics by becoming a Patreon subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics […]

  • Rose City Politics: Talent Attraction and Retention Strategies – WFWE

    Rose City Politics: Talent Attraction and Retention Strategies – WFWE

    We are joined by Julian Villafuerte to talk about his research into talent attraction and retention strategies. Listen to “Talent Attraction and Budget Reactions” on Spreaker. Our regular panel includes Doug Sartori, Sarah Morris, Don Merrified, and Jon Liedtke! Please support Rose City Politics by becoming a Patreon subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics* Live from the Kitchen Studios […]

  • Rose City Politics: Pre-Budget Episode

    Rose City Politics: Pre-Budget Episode

    We are joined by guest panelists Frazier Fathers and Melinda Munro to talk about Windsor’s 2020 budget documents. Our regular panel includes Doug Sartori, Sarah Morris, Don Merrified, and Jon Liedtke! Listen to “Pre Budget 2020” on Spreaker. Please support Rose City Politics by becoming a Patreon subscriberLive from the Kitchen Studios @ Rino’s KitchenKind […]

  • BLACKBURN NEWS: Popular downtown Windsor restaurant closing

    BLACKBURN NEWS: Popular downtown Windsor restaurant closing

    On a Facebook post on Sunday, owner of Rino’s Kitchen Josh Fraser announced the restaurant will be closing at the end of January.

  • Rose City Politics: Mayor Dilkens and the Ring

    Rose City Politics: Mayor Dilkens and the Ring

    Listen to “Mayor Dilkens and The Ring” on Spreaker. This episode of Rose City Politics the regular panel welcomes Dr. Bonnie Stewart, from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education; Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard, Department. of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology; and Mita Williams from Leddy Library to the Kitchen Studios above Rino’s Kitchen and Ale […]

  • Rose City Politics: 2020 Episode 1: A New Host

    Rose City Politics: 2020 Episode 1: A New Host

    Tonight on the show, we welcome our new panelist, Jon Liedtke! We get to know his background in politics and then jump into a discussion on the last decade in Windsor. From there, news du jour on collecting DNA at the border and new business investments in the core. Listen to “2020 Episode I: A […]