November 17, 2018

As winter quickly approaches I would like to thank all those who voted for me on October 22nd, 2018. I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve Kitchener Ward 9 residents over the next four years. 

I officially take office on December 1st at which time I will update...

September 30, 2018

Here were my responses to the Neighbourhood Debate held on September 26th in Kitchener. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the debate due to the delivery of my first grandchild - Leonardo Liborio. It was an amazing experience to share with my daughter and her husband...

September 25, 2018

It is unclear to me why we continue to negotiate the demolition of the two heritage buildings at 254 and 262  Queen St. S.  It came up at a public consultation meeting in early August where the majority of those who spoke opposed it.

It then went to a Heritage comm...

September 21, 2018

Snow removal as a city responsibility has become an important election issue. People have divided opinions on what should be done. My position is predicated on the right of all people to be able to go about their daily lives at all times of the year. Here is my positio...

September 21, 2018

We have a global environmental crisis. Today more than 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries that are running ecological deficits – that is using more resources than what their ecosystems can renew. While Canada fairs quite well there is still plenty t...

September 7, 2018


for Ward 9, shares, "I grew up in Kitchener, completing my primary and secondary school education here, and my first university degree at WLU. I proudly live in Ward 9 with my husband, Peter, where we raised our family...

August 27, 2018

A group of citizens concerned about urban sprawl engage in public awareness activities. On September 7th and 8th they will be holding their second annual cycling and folk music festival ( They conducted a questionnaire directed at candidat...

July 28, 2018

At 11:00 am, Saturday July 28, 2018, Debbie Chapman officially launches her campaign for Ward 9 City Councillor, Kitchener. The launch will be held at the City Cafe Bakery at the corner of West and Victoria at 11 am.  Last time Chapman ran, she lost the seat to Frank E...

July 6, 2018

Photo: Bill Jackson/Metroland

Engagement, tall towers top-of-mind for Kitchener's downtown candidates

Jul 06, 2018 - by Bill Jackson  

Current Ward 9 Coun. Frank Etherington said he was reluctant to make false promises. He hasn't declared his intent to run in th...

June 25, 2018

Here is a presentation I made to City Council on June 25th at which time the Breithaupt Block 3 development project was being discussed:

After spending many hours last week sifting through the current zoning bylaw document and the proposed CROZBY document, the Official...

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