Tag: Don Merrifield Jr.

  • We’re Failures, Please Help Us

    We’re Failures, Please Help Us

    The panel looks at the politics of the feds’ international students’ policy change, examine the Globe and Mail’s new Windsor pop-up bureau, & discuss Anne Jarvis’ latest Windsor Star column.

  • All Aboard the Lego Train

    All Aboard the Lego Train

    Don, Jon, Frazier and Doug look at the vacant building tax, Mayor Dilkens recent use of strong mayor powers, and temporary foreign workers at the new Stellantis / LG battery plant.

  • Unpacking Windsor Housing Data with Frazier Fathers

    Unpacking Windsor Housing Data with Frazier Fathers

    Longtime friend of the show and new panelist Frazier Fathers joins Don, Jon and Doug to talk about housing statistics in Windsor / Essex.

  • Rose City Pita Chips

    Rose City Pita Chips

    Don, Jon, Melinda and Doug discuss school naming policies, a new passenger train route and new employment lands.

  • Butter Tart Homicide

    Butter Tart Homicide

    Don, Melinda, Jon and Doug discuss the feasibility of relocating the City’s Bright Lights display, uploading E.C. Row Expressway, and For Your Consideration.

  • Taking it Seriously

    Taking it Seriously

    Jon, Don, Melinda and Doug develop a rubric for evaluating city councillors that will be used for our upcoming 2023 Rose City Politics Council Report Card.

  • Nationalized Water Parks

    Nationalized Water Parks

    Don, Jon and Doug talk about the reaction to a west-end encampment and take an uninformed look at the Toronto by-election.

  • FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE

    FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE

    FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE WITH Friday Roundtable with Ward 2 Councillor Fabio Costane, Ryan T. Richardson and Don Merrifield Jr.

  • Branding Consultant for Shitsville

    Branding Consultant for Shitsville

    Jon, Don and Doug discuss the Civic Esplanade Master Plan.

  • Doin’ it the French Way

    Doin’ it the French Way

    Don, Jon and Doug talk about the latest developments on the Stellantis / LG Battery Plant.

  • What About Zalev’s?

    What About Zalev’s?

    Jon, Don, Melinda and Doug discuss Mayor Dilkens’ recent interview in the Narwhal Magazine about change in Windsor and the trade-offs between development and environment, building homes, industry, and a hospital near or on the Sandwich South lands, which leads all sorts of places.

  • RCP SHOW: Screw it, we’ll do it live

    RCP SHOW: Screw it, we’ll do it live

    Jon, Don, Melinda, Kiemia & Doug chat about refugees in Windsor, the conversation with Mike Morency of Matthew House, & discuss Windsor’s economy & spirits on grocery store shelves.

  • RCP SHOW: We Still Haven’t Started the Show

    RCP SHOW: We Still Haven’t Started the Show

    Doug, Don, Melinda, and Jon talk about city council remuneration, ABC remuneration, and an expected 5% tax increase…BUT, maybe not if Mayor Dilkens can SAVE THE DAY

  • RCP SHOW: Booze Bucks Baby

    RCP SHOW: Booze Bucks Baby

    Melinda, Don, and Jon are joined by Councillor Kieran McKenzie to discuss the latest in the City BIA takeover story. Doug showed up late but in time to engage a discussion about the Downtown Mission and the fortunes of Downtown Windsor in general.

  • RCP SHOW: Rose City Praise

    RCP SHOW: Rose City Praise

    Jon, Don, Melinda & Doug discuss politicians challenging characterizations of the flood and Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), downtown crime, arrests & The Downtown Mission, & QR codes to reduce panhandling.

  • RCP SHOW: Turbo and the Baconator

    RCP SHOW: Turbo and the Baconator

    Kiemia, Jon, Don, Melinda and Doug review the fallout from Councillor Agostino’s CTS motion, a possible anti-panhandling bylaw, and Transit Windsor buses running at capacity.

  • Rose City Politics: Turbo and the Baconator

    Rose City Politics: Turbo and the Baconator

    The panel reviews the fallout from Councillor Agostino’s CTS motion, a possible anti-panhandling bylaw, and Transit Windsor buses running at capacity.

  • Rose City Politics: Live from Maiden Lane: Mostly Gristle

    Rose City Politics: Live from Maiden Lane: Mostly Gristle

    The panel talk about panhandling bylaw proposal, Consumption & Treatment Site rescind motion, & Windsor Police Services Board of Directors composition.

  • 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: 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: 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?

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: 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: 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…