Immigration is dividing Barrie as the anti-immigrant sentiments were visible during the meeting. In the near future, we will bring in experts to break down the parts of new by-laws that are targeted at immigrants and has potential of racial profiling.
There has been homelessness and affordable housing crisis in Barrie, which is only worsened by the pandemic, and boom in the home prices. Many people have been at the forefront to address the issue, one of them is Jennifer van Gennip.
When you go to any library, you are likely to see seniors sitting, relaxing and reading. However, Barrie has one of the lowest number of libraries per capita in Ontario. Another issue with the Barrie library system is the accessibility.