Edition #48 — Peterborough’s Housing Crisis: Our Panel Looks for Solutions

Posted January 23, 2019 — While homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are the most visible symptoms of Peterborough’s housing crisis, there are deficiencies throughout the system at all socio-economic levels.  Our panel — a community builder and property owner, two executive directors of agencies that serve homeless people and a property manager–look for opportunities to remove barriers to adequately house everyone regardless of age or economic status.

Note:  If you are interested in participating in a government consultation on how to streamline the housing supply in Ontario, check out http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page20902.aspx

Submissions in response to this consultation may be sent in by this Friday, January 25, to: housingsupply@ontario.ca


Pints & Politics is……

  • A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  In the Peterborough area, you can find us at 92.7 FM every second Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. starting January 8, 2019.  If you are not in the Peterborough area, you can also live-stream the program from the Trent Radio website.
  • An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
  • Pints & Politics is also an informal gathering of local pundits at the Garnet Pub on Hunter Street near Aylmer in downtown Peterborough every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The format is entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of names.  We talk about whatever people want to talk about.  As we meet in a public space, everything is on the record. Curious?  Join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are helpful but seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Pints & Politics will be broadcasting our program every second Tuesday evening on Trent Radio.  Our next broadcast will be on Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00 p.m. when our politics panel returns to assess how all three levels of government –Peterborough’s new city council, the Ford government in Ontario and the federal government — are tackling the challenges of the new year.  Our panel will also analyze the first salvos of the federal election campaign.

Our Focus:

On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics (municipal, provincial and federal), and the practice of politics in traditional and social media, all from a Canadian perspective.  While our programs are Peterborough-focused, we also tackle provincial, national and international issues.   We discuss articles, news stories, media comments, and the latest buzz.  We talk with guests from a wide range of backgrounds and affiliations.

While we don’t shy away from taking a stand, we strive to present a diversity of opinion.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on the Cooperate Peterborough Facebook page.  These podcasts are also available on iTunes.

Host: Bill Templeman