Philip Mcleod

The McLeod Report - London, Ontario

A regular commentary on civic affairs in London, Canada by journalist Philip McLeod.

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In Other Publications

London Community News

City studying slower school speeds (April 16, 2015)

East London gets its council day in the sun (April 9, 2015)

Two sides to the transparency coin (March 27, 2015)

 

Baechler set to hang up her political hat (Nov. 27, 2014)

Council veteran says goodbye to City Hall (Nov. 20, 2014)

Finding the development charges formula (April 24, 2014)

Councillor roles on boards tricky (April 17, 2014)

Industrial tax revenue equals 3 per cent (April 10, 2014)

Tenders must be competitive: Braam (April 3, 2014)

Hidden costs for major city projects (March 27, 2014)

Finances under control: Hayward (March 20, 2014)

Landfill site approaching landfull (March 13 2014)

Develop a four-year plan: Hayward (March 6 2014)

London celebrates Canada who? (Feb. 20, 2014)

Stopping the cycle of homelessness (Feb. 13, 2014)

Police budget a black hole: Branscombe (Feb. 6, 2014)

Going around the ring road debate (Jan. 30, 2014)

City prepares to spend $1,111,223,000 (Jan. 23, 2014)

Prepare for a tax hike this year (Jan. 16, 2014)

City's technology envy of municipal world (Jan. 9, 2014)

Four questions for council candidates (Jan. 2, 2014)

Memorable city council quotes from 2013 (Dec. 26. 2013

Cheap land comes with fringe benefits (Dec. 19. 2013

Protective services budgets unsustainable (Dec. 12. 2013

Smart growth will dominate planning (Dec. 5. 2013

Developing a development corporation (Nov. 28. 2013

New rules possible for politicians (Nov. 21. 2013

Qualities needed in our next mayor (Nov. 7. 2013

Big question: Who owns London? (Oct 31. 2013

Community bond-ing in London (Oct 25. 2013

Putting a value on council work tricky (Oct 17. 2013

Is a performing arts centre needed? (Oct 10. 2013

BRT may be delayed 5 years (Oct 3., 2013)

ReThink poltical realm will be lively (Sept. 26, 2013)

Trending towards urban parks (Sept. 19, 2013)

Development charges on review (Sept. 12, 2013)

Working together key: Zuidema (Sept. 5, 2013)

ReForest scolds city on tree choice (Aug. 29, 2013)

Why pass unenforceable bylaws? (Aug. 22, 2013)

Time to consider a deputy mayor (Aug. 15, 2013)

Wireless world overtakes paradise (Aug. 8, 2013)

ReThink'ing mayoral candidates (Aug. 1, 2013)

Pass on first past the post elections (July 25, 2013)

Urban growth boundary on agenda Tuesday (July 18, 2013)

No protection, no building, UTRCA says (July 11, 2013)

Fontana Eight dwindling in numbers (July 4, 2013)

Spotlight shines on Thames River (June 27, 2013)

Worst Council Ever? Maybe not (June 20, 2013)

What should 'future London' look like? (June 13, 2013)

Growth vs. preservation issues (June 6, 2013)

Burying hydro lines a political issue (May 30, 2013)

London favours practical culture (May 23, 2013)

Council commitment to LTC lacking (May 16, 2013)

Cookie cutter approach doesn't work (May 9, 2013

Is London in the mood for change? (May 2, 2013

Campaign contribution transparency (April 25, 2013)

Turning London's trash into treasure (April 18, 2013)

Finding the biggest bang for the buck (April 11, 2013)

Reallocate councillors' work load (April 4, 2013)

Pandering to politics of poitholes (March 28, 2013)

Functionality aspect of urban design (March 21, 2013)

Economic study on the worlds coming (March 14, 2013)

Zero per cent catches up to you (Feb. 28, 2013)

Council facing crossfire of opinions (Feb. 21, 2013)

Council debates development subsidies (Feb. 14, 2013)

Hard to keep a good idea down (Feb. 7, 2013)

Swan's song clarifies council concepts (Jan. 31, 2013)

Development needs to go up, not out (Jan. 23, 2013)

City services cost $3.74 a day (Jan. 17, 2013)

Bugest interest continues to shrink (Jan. 10, 2013)

ReThink vision in hands of council (Jan. 3, 2013)

Memorable quotes from city council (Dec. 27, 2012)

City council inspiried holiday poem (Dec. 20, 2012)

 

Business London Magazine

On the Matt - Profile of Matt Brown (April, 2014)