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ARTICLES

Newspaper articles and editorials featured here showcase the many issues in which Marilyn has been involved

 

April 25, 2018
Angry Cosmo condo buyers take to Vaughan City Hall in frustration
Vaughan residents want changes to the current law to protect buyers from cancellations by developers.
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April 9, 2018
1,100 Vaughan condo investors shocked as project cancelled
Iafrate has made a motion, which approved will have developers meet with members of the community and the Kleinberg Area Ratepayers Association, and Regional Councillors.
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December 1, 2017
Detached home or condo? Vaughan comes up with compromise
Iafrate has made a motion, which approved will have developers meet with members of the community and the Kleinberg Area Ratepayers Association, and Regional Councillors.
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November 3, 2017
Kleinberg residents upset with Vaughan Council over development approval
Iafrate has made a motion, which approved will have developers meet with members of the community and the Kleinberg Area Ratepayers Association, and Regional Councillors.
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June 26, 2017
Iafrate wins provincial Liberal nomination for new King-Vaughan riding
Iafrate has made a motion, which approved will have developers meet with members of the community and the Kleinberg Area Ratepayers Association, and Regional Councillors.
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November 16, 2017
Tale of thumbs-up, thumbs-down for 2 Kleinberg developments
Iafrate has made a motion, which approved will have developers meet with members of the community and the Kleinberg Area Ratepayers Association, and Regional Councillors.
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October 18, 2017
Advocate and councillor Iafrate to carry Liberal banner in next election
Vaughan council broke the law when it created a new senior staff position, then immediately appointed a person to the position while meeting behind closed doors.

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September 11, 2016
Vaughan council held illegal closed-door meeting, investigator says
Vaughan council broke the law when it created a new senior staff position, then immediately appointed a person to the position while meeting behind closed doors.

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June 23, 2016
North GO station gets approval, not Concord site

The provincial transit agency is poised to give the green light to a new GO train station in Vaughan’s North end.
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June 6, 2016
Relief for home dialysis patients

Many Vaughan homeowners are feeling the sting of rising water costs, but Francesco Nardi is impacted far more than most people.
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May 10, 2016
Climbing official plan costs in Vaughan have councillor concerned

The largest expenditure, an estimated $10.1 million, was for internal labour costs including policyplanning, development planning, parks development and legal services, according to the report.
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May 9, 2016
Vaughan blasted for ‘troubling’ environment record

The City of Vaughan is facing wide spread criticism over its environmental record.
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February 19, 2016
Citizen Spectrum: A Growing Concern in Kleinburg

A group of residents is raising concerns that asset could be wiped out by a half-dozen or so proposed housing and mixed-use residential/commercial developments.
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October 30, 2015
The Redeveloping Future Of Copper Creek

Could Copper Creek, one of the province’s premier golf courses, be redeveloped into a residential community? City Life investigates.
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October 30, 2015
Is Vaughan’s heritage losing out to development?

Residents who live in Maple are concerned the town homes proposed for the area will take away the heritage feel of the community.
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June 1, 2015
York Region feeling pressure from developers on Greenbelt

Landowners across York Region are asking the province to change the designation of
50 tracts on the protected Greenbelt to allow development, ahead of a provincial review
of the legislation.
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March 3, 2015
#MeetAMuslimFamily.

Canada’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community launched the #MeetAMuslimFamily campaign on March 1 to bring neighbors together in the intimate space of the home.
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March 2, 2015
#MeetAMuslimFamily.

Canada to the United States, this campaign aims To ‘Bridge The Gap Of Fear Into Love’.
Canada’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community launched the #MeetAMuslimFamily campaign on March 1 to bring neighbors together in the intimate space of the home.
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February 11, 2015
Mid-rise in Vaughan – Compatibility Issue.

The site is configured in the shape of a flag with its roughly rectangular-shaped lot connected to Islington Avenue by a narrow piece of land (akin to a flag pole). A portion of the site to the west is a woodlot that would be retained.
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February 11, 2015
2 new artificial soccer turfs could be on way for Vaughan.

They were there to let the city’s budget committee know they want two artificial turf soccer fields, not just one, built at North Maple Regional Park and they want work to begin on both this year.
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