Hello and welcome to this episode of the Political Debrief podcast. Today, I am excited to be joined by the Mayor of Kitchener, Berry Vrbanovic to talk about the recent addition of strong mayor powers and what, if anything will change as a result of their implementation. In the audio-only version of the episode, found below, we talked about why he became a mayor and why young people should care about the Office of the Mayor.
Here are some links with additional information if you are interested:
- Ontario to expand ‘strong mayor’ powers to smaller cities, launches $1.2B home-building incentive fund (CBC News)
- Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic ‘very humbled’ to be re-elected for 3rd term (CBC Kitchener-Waterloo)
- Kitchener mayor weighs in on strong mayor powers (CityNews Kitchener)