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

 

February 13, 2022
Vaughan councillors, citizens want city’s municipal power back as they get behind resolution to dissolve OLT
‘In order to succeed and move our beautiful city forward, we must all have a voice,’ says Elvira Caria, head of a ratepayer group.
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January 4, 2022
Development in York Region made headlines last year
#2021NEWSMAKER: Bradford Bypass, Hwy. 413, Greenbelt among the biggest development issues.
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January 2, 2022
Vaughan’s newsmakers in 2021 include children killed by car accidents, Hwy. 413 protests and new hospital
Capping off 2021 with bitter and sweet stories.
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December 1, 2021
‘There’s no trust left now’: Vaughan councillor waiting for more from the auditor general
More expected from Bonnie Lysyk after ‘bombshell’ reports showing Ontario’s lacklustre approach to the environment.
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November 11, 2021
‘York region approved development on protected Greenbelt. Will the Ford government stop it?
York Region council voted to change the designation of land in ‘Greenbelt fingers’ from agricultural to rural.
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October 29, 2021
‘Housing minister didn’t approve building parks in Greenbelt neighbourhood: Vaughan councillor.
York Region’s decision would pave way for more development, opponents say.
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October 25, 2021
‘Plenty of land around’: Vaughan councillor pins hopes on auditor general to save farmland.
‘I think regional government should be eliminated’: Coun. Marilyn Iafrate.
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September 17, 2021
‘Consuming all prime farmland’: Vaughan councillor tells York Region that Ontario 2051 growth plan not endorsed ye
Coun. Marilyn Iafrate made stance known day before York Region meeting on growth plan.
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June 22, 2021
Ford government adding acreage to Greenbelt is obfuscation at its finest 
Adding lands already protected to the Greenbelt inventory is disingenuous at best; Ontarian’s are not stupid.
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June 14, 2021
The province says MZOs are a vital tool to help build projects communities want and people rely on. Premier’s office says “any attempt to link MZOs with political connections” is baseless.
How the Ford government’s love of MZOs is increasingly benefiting private developers with ties to PC and local politicians.
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May 21, 2021
White belt to go? Vaughan councillor grills ‘aggressive’ Ontario 2051 intensification plan. 
“At the end of the day, we here are the ones that have the ear to the ground to residents”.
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March 02, 2021
Vaughan council yanks its support for the controversial GTA highway in a ‘supporting’ vote
In a shocking move Tuesday, Vaughan council withdrew its long-standing support for the GTA West super highway.
Vaughan joins a growing number of municipalities expressing concern about the environmental impact of the proposed highway.
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June 18, 2020
Vaughan accused of ‘squandering’ tax dollars after paying developer $1.2M for an Oak Ridges environmental study — almost four times the original price
Taxpayers group calls the final bill “absurd,” but the developer says he’s saved the city $23 million long term.
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July 22, 2019
The Vaughan divide: Developers covet high density, residents want to keep it low
More and more Vaughan residents are voicing their disdain over highrise projects.
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March 11, 2019
‘It makes me nervous’: Concern grows over Vaughan Sports Village development plan
A developer wants to purchase 33 acres of public parkland from the City of Vaughan and use it to expand a sports facility that will include a private high school and an outdoor concert space.
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September 26, 2018
Accountability has a price for Vaughan council members & taxpayers
In fulfilling a mandate to hold municipal councillors accountable for their conduct, the work of Vaughan’s integrity commissioner has to date cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and triggered an end to the career of longtime politician Michael Di Biase.
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September 19, 2018
Marilyn Iafrate, Vaughan Ward 1 candidate
Marilyn has been a proven voice for the residents throughout the last two terms of council. She is proud of the fact that she has been able to deliver on all of her 2010 and 2014 election promises for the Vaughan Ward 1 residents.
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August 7, 2018
Vaughan residents say parkland sell-off proposal would set ‘awful president’
An ambitious plan to create an elite sports academy in Vaughan has local residents riled up after they discovered that the developer’s proposal includes buying public parkland to make his vision a reality.
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June 14, 2018
A little meddling may be necessary for vibrant Vaughan
Land opened up for development by Vaughan Council.
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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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