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MacDonald: City budget was a shock — but maybe not for the reasons you think

MacDonald: City budget was a shock — but maybe not for the reasons you think

Council is taking a lot of heat for this year's tax increase, but they deserve some credit for making a tough decision that local politicians 10, 20 or even 30 years ago didn't have the fortitude to make
MacDonald: You might have missed it, but it was a quietly historic night at city council this week

MacDonald: You might have missed it, but it was a quietly historic night at city council this week

Forward steps on immigration, Indigenous relations and climate change
MacDonald: The Sudbury scandal with many losers, but absolutely no winners

MacDonald: The Sudbury scandal with many losers, but absolutely no winners

The 2014 byelection is a textbook example of how political bush fires can get out of control, with damaging results 
Darren MacDonald's summer refresher for fall city council

Darren MacDonald's summer refresher for fall city council

KED, GSDC, GOVA — it's the season of acronyms!
<b>MacDonald:</b> Everyone says they're pro-development, just not in their backyard

MacDonald: Everyone says they're pro-development, just not in their backyard

In Ontario, planning laws take a backseat to planning appeals
<b>MacDonald: Thibeault's Fair Hydro Act testimony a case of Liberal schtick meets Tory schtick</b>

MacDonald: Thibeault's Fair Hydro Act testimony a case of Liberal schtick meets Tory schtick

Different parties take different approaches to try to fool voters, but it's a game they both play
MacDonald: New municipal term feels much different from 2014

MacDonald: New municipal term feels much different from 2014

The new council smell is gone, as is funding from the province and the sense of unity from last term
MacDonald: Sudbury is a guinea pig for new planning rules

MacDonald: Sudbury is a guinea pig for new planning rules

Became clear at first LPAT meeting that everyone is figuring it out as they go along
MacDonald: Is it just me, or has mud-slinging been taken to a whole new level this election?

MacDonald: Is it just me, or has mud-slinging been taken to a whole new level this election?

Outrage may be a good way of motivating action, but it's not good for democracy when politicians play so fast and loose with the truth
MacDonald: Plenty of political battles ahead in 2018

MacDonald: Plenty of political battles ahead in 2018

Arena/casino debate and two elections should make for an interesting 12 months