Talk:Acton, Ontario

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Wealth[edit]

Is there a reason why this section of the article is constantly deleted? Decimal10 23:33, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Who?[edit]

Who is notable Actonian George Elliot? Should it be George Elliott (Canadian writer) (two 't's)? George Elliott os a dab page with no Canadians. --Scott Davis Talk 11:08, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

George Elliot is the bandmaster for the Acton Citizen's Band, a group of volunteers from the community that get together and perform both at concerts and in parades as a marching band. 173.237.109.189 (talk) 01:19, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Name deleted, as author has no connection to Acton.Raellerby (talk) 20:37, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Population[edit]

"Acton was largely Protestant - until the Regional Municipality of Halton Act was passed in 1974, which declared the whole of Halton Region to be a separate school zone, the town was unique in being the only urban area in the former Halton County to not have a Roman Catholic school." The wording could be improved here. It makes it sound like Acton was Protestant until they passed the act. Also calling Halton Region a "separate school zone" doesn't make much sense - makes it sound like only separate schools were allowed there. I don't know enough about what the writer is trying to say to try to edit it, but I'm wondering if this whole section should be deleted. Blotto adrift 19:40, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Changed.Blotto adrift 20:20, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
It could have been worded more precisely, but the concept would still be the same. The history of how Ontario's school governing bodies came about is rather messy, and deserves an article of its own. By the 1960s, all public schools came to be organized at the county level in Southern Ontario, but separate school zones were only those areas - not necessarily contiguous with municipal boundaries - where Roman Catholic residents had previously petitioned to have a separate school zone organized with its own board of trustees. When regional municipalities were created in the 1970s, this anomaly was eliminated by declaring the region to be one single separate school zone, and therefore all Roman Catholic residents within were entitled to have their children sent to separate schools. Check it out - it's a notable provision in the Regional Municipality of Halton Act, 1973 (SO 1973, c. 70).
I would like to revert this back into the article, but inline citations are not available to support this. Ontario needs to put more of its history online.Raellerby (talk) 18:04, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

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