2017 Mayor's Town Economic Update

2017 Mayor's Town Economic Update 26 April 2017

2017 Mayor's Town Economic Update

Remarks at Chamber of Commerce

The economy is booming across Ontario. The economy is on a roll in Halton and Oakville. So this Economic Update has a lot to share. First, let’s deal with three economic fundamentals at the Town. Oakville’s town finances are remain the healthiest in Ontario. Oakville’s...

2016 State of the Town

2016 State of the Town 17 October 2016

2016 State of the Town

Following the way forward

We are gathered here together as residents, staff and members of the Councils of our Town and our Region for the tenth annual State of the Town address in this Chamber, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We are honoured by the attendance of so many community leaders,...

2016 Mayor's Economic Update

2016 Mayor's Economic Update 2 June 2016

2016 Mayor's Economic Update

Remarks at Chamber of Commerce

Every year for five years now, the Chamber of Commerce has given me a chance to offer what we may call a report card on our Town’s economic status. Today you’re going to get something new, too. You’re still going to get my report on how we’re working to make Oakville a great place to live and...

2016 Margaret Trudeau Intro

2016 Margaret Trudeau Intro 4 May 2016

2016 Margaret Trudeau Intro

May 4, 2016 CMHA Presentation

How would it make you feel to be invited to introduce Margaret Trudeau? Two strong feelings welled up in me. First, it made me feel incredibly happy - but not for the reason you might think, and I’ll get to that in a minute or so. Second, it made me feel incredibly nervous, because what could be...

2015 State of the Town

2015 State of the Town 5 October 2015

2015 State of the Town

Oakville's finances rated best

Fellow residents. Town staff. Members of Council. This is my ninth State of the Town address. It's a pleasure to be able to tell you how well the town we all love is doing.First, our financial health is the best. So says a 2015 book about municipal finances. (Yes, books about municipal finance...

2015 Mayor's Economic Update

2015 Mayor's Economic Update 9 April 2015

2015 Mayor's Economic Update

Remarks at Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Thank you very much for the kind introduction. It’s most impressive, the efforts the Chamber team puts into their events every year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our business community. Our sponsors deserve our thanks, too: Cogeco Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada, CN,...

2014 Inaugural Address

2014 Inaugural Address 1 December 2014

2014 Inaugural Address

Our challenges are opportunities

Distinguished guests, fellow members of Council, staff, neighbours and friends. This date marks the start of the 126th term of Council since the incorporation of the Town of Oakville 157 years ago. Eight years ago, Oakville’s voters chose me as the 38th person to hold this office. And in the...

2014 State of the Town

2014 State of the Town 22 September 2014

2014 State of the Town

Our top ten decisions

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbours. Every year at this time, it’s been my pleasure to give you my report and share my views on the state of the town. My focus this time is our decision-making. You can see our past, our present and our future in our decision-making. You yourselves and...

2014 Mayor's Economic Update

2014 Mayor's Economic Update 18 April 2014

2014 Mayor's Economic Update

A tale of two cities and the little town that could

Thank you very much for the kind introduction. You are a very important audience because of your role in the health of Oakville’s economy. Speaking with you is a highlight of every year for me. Let’s thank the team at the Oakville Chamber for organizing today’s event.To our sponsors this...

2013 Downtown Plan Launch Remarks

2013 Downtown Plan Launch Remarks 5 December 2013

2013 Downtown Plan Launch Remarks

Time to aim high

A big thank you to the Oakville Symphony Youth String Quartet. The youth part of the string quartet is a fitting symbol of why we are gathered here tonight. If we can create and make a dream come true for our downtown’s future, we can enjoy it now and future generations will thank us later....

2013 State of the Town

2013 State of the Town 29 September 2013

2013 State of the Town

Livability determines our future

Chair Carr, former Mayor Barrett, fellow residents, invited guests, esteemed staff and respected Council colleagues. These annual Status of the town speeches began seven years ago. They update you on our progress toward our goal of being Canada’s most livable town.Last year, this speech focused...

2013 Mayor's Economic Update

2013 Mayor's Economic Update 1 April 2013

2013 Mayor's Economic Update

Remarks at Oakville Chamber of Commerce

My deepest thanks to the team at the Oakville Chamber for today’s event. John & the Chamber team do a fantastic job, don’t they? Our sponsors this morning have earned our thanks, too, not just today, but many times over. Ford Motor Company of Canada, Sheridan College Institute of Technology &...

2012 Budget Statement

2012 Budget Statement 10 December 2012

2012 Budget Statement

Staying ahead

Each year’s budget is about the progress we are making on our path to create Canada’s most livable town for ourselves, for our children and our grandchildren.Together, we are focusing on a clean environment and increasing livability, as well as value, efficiency and performance. We are building...

2012 State of the Town

2012 State of the Town 26 September 2012

2012 State of the Town

Vision 2057 Guides Us

My fellow residents, invited guests, staff, Members of Council, thank you for your interest in this, the 6th Annual Town Status Report Address to Council. Our town is on a path to become Canada’s most livable town. This requires outstanding short term and long term strategies and plans.It makes...

2012 Mayor's Economic Update

2012 Mayor's Economic Update 27 March 2012

2012 Mayor's Economic Update

Remarks at Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Thank you so much for the very kind introduction. I want to thank John and Wendy and the team at the Oakville Chamber for organizing today’s event. Thank you for all the work you do to ensure our Oakville businesses are so well informed and so well represented. Let me thank the sponsors of this...

2011 State of the Town

2011 State of the Town 3 October 2011

2011 State of the Town

Our increasing livability

Fellow residents, invited guests, staff and Council. Welcome to the fifth annual Status of the Town Report. Our path to a more livable and sustainable future is clearer than ever. We have the civic engagement we need for Oakville to make more progress on the path we set out on five years ago. We...

2010 Inaugural Address

2010 Inaugural Address 6 December 2010

2010 Inaugural Address

Finishing the Unfinished Town

Your Honour Mr. Justice Hourigan, MPP Flynn, Chair Carr, Members of Council, Chief Administrative Officer Green, Commissioners, Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for joining us to usher in a new term of the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville. Our fellow citizens voted in record...

2010 State of the Town

2010 State of the Town 20 September 2010

2010 State of the Town

We prepare a way for those to follow

Every year I deliver a report and an address on the state of the town. I deliver it every year at this time and this evening is no exception. I want to thank the many members of the public who have given me suggestions for this speech. I want to thank the many members of Council who have...

2009 State of the Town

2009 State of the Town 21 September 2009

2009 State of the Town

Focussed on the future

This is the third Annual Town Status Review of this term of Council. We've seen a recession come and go. We're not here to talk about weathering the storm. We already took decisive corrective steps for economic conditions, thanks to active management, last April. As a result, we are here to talk...

2008 State of the Town

2008 State of the Town 29 September 2008

2008 State of the Town

Working together works

Two years ago Council unanimously adopted our Four-Year Strategic Work Plan. This is the Second Annual Status Report on the work we decided we needed to do to achieve our shared vision of creating in Oakville the most livable town in Canada.Our Mission is to enhance our natural, cultural, social...

2007 State of the Town

2007 State of the Town 10 January 2007

2007 State of the Town

Becoming Canada's Most Livable Town

It is a pleasure to give you the first annual Town status report for this term of Council.In only 10 months, together we already have a lot to be proud of, because: Oakville was named 2007 Urban Forest Capital of Canada.We are going to be the first municipality in Ontario to introduce...

2006 Inaugural Address

2006 Inaugural Address 4 December 2006

2006 Inaugural Address

My aim will be to inspire

Your Honour. Members of Provincial Parliament, and Council. Ladies and gentlemen. Friends and family members. Thank you for attending the Inaugural Meeting of our new Council. Our collective commitment to Oakville assures us all of a bright future. How could it not, when what we call home is a...
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