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By: Police Service Windsor  09-12-2011
Keywords: Law

The youngest Mayor in the history of the City of Windsor, Eddie Francis was first elected Mayor in November 2003, and since then, he and City Council have achieved a record of ambitious accomplishments.

Windsor’s downtown has been and continues to be revitalized.  The establishment of two new downtown campuses for St. Clair College, the Windsor International Transit Terminal, and the proposed development of a downtown canal/marina and urban village development, complement a major expansion of the first ever Canadian Caesars property.  Caesars Windsor is Ontario’s third largest convention centre which includes a 5,000 seat coliseum and a 400-plus-room hotel tower.  Financially, Windsor is back on the right track.

Mayor Francis was elected on a promise of fiscal reform, and Windsor’s long-term debt has been slashed from a projected $250 million in 2004 to $182 million today.  It will be further cut to $119 million by 2014.  At the same time, Windsor has achieved an average of a 1 percent tax levy in the past five years.

In response to the global recession, Mayor Francis introduced a $646 million capitol infrastructure plan – the largest in Windsor’s history.  This aggressive plan will transform our neighbourhoods and our transportation networks, including Windsor International Airport (YQG), building a modern, competitive city for commerce and job creation.

Under the Mayor’s leadership, City Council commissioned a groundbreaking report which assessed and promoted the need for new inter-modal transportation systems and border crossings that are fully integrated with trade routes across North America and beyond.  This report laid the foundation for the future new border crossing and highway connection, and it resulted in increasing the original $300 million at-grade highway connection to a $1.8 billion roadway and a new bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit.

Before his election, Eddie Francis ran a very successful small family business with his brothers.  He was awarded the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Eddie graduated with a combined undergraduate degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario.  He went on to graduate from the University of Windsor Law School, completed his articles with international law firm Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, and was called to the Bar in 2002.  He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

Eddie Francis is married to Dr. Michelle Prince, a Doctor of Chiropractic who has a family wellness practice in Windsor.  They have two children, daughter Sienna and son Phoenix.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Law

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Two Board members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Ontario, two are appointed by Municipal Council, and one is a Municipal appointee who is neither a member of council nor an employee of the municipality. J) review the chief of police's administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the chief of police on his or her administration of the complaints system.