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The 905 Round-Up: Park Protests and Political Plans The 905er Podcast

          Over the weekend saw violence erupt in J.C. Beemer park in Hamilton over the tent encampments there.  Protesters from Hamilton Encampment Support Network clashed with police.  The details are being investigated by the province's SIU.  However, the episode has brought to the forefront the issue of affordable housing in the city.  Joel and Roland discuss the interconnection of the various issues that keep popping up in Hamilton, and the seeming unwillingness of city leadership to properly address them. Then Joel and Roland segue into the looming provincial election as NDP and Ontario Liberal Leaders both made big campaign promises.  As talk and rhetoric continue to rise as the election draws closer, it seems that more and more the political leadership in Ontario tends to miss the mark in terms of what's actually needed for the people on the ground.  What does this disconnect from Ontarians mean for our political options come election season, and is there time for a party or leader to seize the narrative and propose real substantive change? This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor: South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below: South River Brewing It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills. Why not buy us a coffee? Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions. Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team. Nicholas Paul: sound editing. The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes! Don’t forget to check out, even if you get the podcast delivered to you automatically. We post additional news and stories there when we can, and welcome submissions and ideas for additional content.  
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Covid-19 has upended a lot of norms in our lives. Most impacted has been the tourism and hospitality sectors. Where business was most often conducted face to face and in more intimate and comfortable surroundings, the entire industry has been forced to throw out old business models and invent new ones.

We spoke with Jason Cassis a few weeks ago, about trying a new business venture in the middle of this pandemic. This week we spoke with Andrea Kaiser, Chair of Wineries of Niagara on the Lake. A wine industry marketing association for Niagara wineries. It was a fascinating discussion on what they have been doing to survive the pandemic and and how they are retooling to adapt to a different future than what we are used to.

These talks have given me renewed sense of optimism about our post-COVID-19 world. And how we can create something new and better than what we had before.

Take a listen and subscribe if you haven’t already. And more importantly spread the word about the podcast!

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