Stratfordians may be isolated in this time of Covid, but we’re sure hearing from each other. If you don’t know about the protests over the Ford Government’s imposition of a Minister’s Zoning Order on our city, you must have superhuman social distancing powers.

Everyone I know has been writing letters and calling their councillors. If you’d like to join in, there’s a list of addresses and telephone numbers at the end of this post. There are lots of other ways to show your opposition, as well.

There is a socially-distanced rally set for Monday, November 30, at noon. This rally will precede a meeting at 3:45 between Mayor Dan Mathieson and representatives of the group Get Concerned Stratford, Melissa Verspeeten and Mike Sullivan. Only 100 may attend this socially-distanced rally , and to attend you must get tickets through Eventbrite. If you can’t get a ticket, you can listen from your car. More information at the Eventbrite link.

Get Concerned Stratford is also organizing an online meeting for December 8 at 7 pm. There will be speakers, and a chance to learn more about the issues. Find more information here.

I’m hearing that some people are holding protests in front of City Hall, from noon – 2pm, Monday to Friday. If this group has an organizer, please let me know, and I will post your information here.

There may be a socially-distanced march coming as well, I’m not sure. If you know more, please pass it on to me, and I will also post it here.

Dan Mathieson – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5234
Bonnie Henderson – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5420
Brad Beatty – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5425
Cody Sebben – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5426
Danielle Ingram – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5424
Dave Gaffney – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5427
Graham Bunting – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5363
Jo-Dee Burbach – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5428
Kathy Vassilakos – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5423
Martin Ritsma – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5422
Tom Clifford – (519) 271-0250, ext. 5421
City Clerk’s Office – (519) 271-0250, ext. 237

Mailing addresses for all councillors:
City Hall, P.O. Box 818, Stratford, On N5A 6W1
City Office fax: 519-271-2783