Summer 2023

The Canada Day 2023 holiday weather was warm and not too humid! The world is mostly back to normal, with parks and playgrounds seeing friends and neighbours back together in person. Andrea and I attended our first post-pandemic play at the Shaw Festival ('Gypsy') in August. It felt great to be back among groups of people and enjoying ourselves doing things we like in places we enjoy again....

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Merlin: 2003-2023

The big, handsome, good-natured white cat that accompanied me on so very many public events and personal adventures has returned to his maker. Merlin passed away at mid-day on January 13, his Mummy and Daddy with him, and his head in his Daddy's hand at the very end. He was 13 days short of what would have been his 20th birthday on January 26....

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Next steps

Thoughts on leaving party politics

After reflecting on my own wishes and aspirations within the Ontario Liberal Party, and for the northwest Mississauga community I served for 15 years in the Ontario Legislature, I chose not to stand again for nomination as the Ontario Liberal Party’s candidate in Mississauga-Streetsville. To do something new or innovative, you normally have to let go of something old or familiar. After nearly 25 years later, and through three riding redistributions, six elections, four consecutive victories, and 15 years as the Member of Provincial Parliament, it is time to move forward. I thoroughly enjoyed every...

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