New faces change look of Markham city council going forward

New faces change look of Markham city council going forwardOctober 22, 2018 The issue: What's next for Markham city council Local impact: How will changes to council impact you? Read the full article on York Region website.





Markham council votes to opt out of allowing cannabis stores within city

Markham council votes to opt out of allowing cannabis stores within cityDecember 13, 2018 Vote on Wednesday was 12-1 to say no to local marijuana shops; Ward 1 Councillor Keith Irish was the lone yes vote. Read the full article on York Region website.





Markham council priorities: transit, seniors issues, housing take the lead

Markham council priorities: transit, seniors issues, housing take the leadJanuary 3, 2019 The issue: What are council's top priorities for this term? Local impact: Councillors' priorities determine how they focus their time and energy on the work they do for you. Read the full article on York Region website.












Ward 1 Talk - Ramona’s Kitchen Interview

March 1, 2019 “Ward 1 Talk” is an opportunity for me to talk about issues important to the residents of Markham’s Ward 1 - Thornhill while promoting local businesses and places of interest. Watch the full interview on YouTube and connect with @ward1talk on Instagram.

Yonge and Steeles is in transition

March 1, 2019 My first column in the Thornhill Post. Read the full article on Post City website.

‘Wrong to intensify’ Yonge-Steeles ahead of subway, Markham councillor says

March 5, 2019 Read the full article on York Region website.

Markham committee wants city to eliminate pedestrian, cyclist deaths

April 16, 2019 — Read the full article on York Region website.

Ward 1 Talk - York Farmers Market Interview

May 24, 2019 “Ward 1 Talk” is an opportunity for me to talk about issues important to the residents of Markham’s Ward 1 - Thornhill while promoting local businesses and places of interest. Watch the full interview on YouTube and connect with @ward1talk on Instagram. 

Yonge subway extension to 905 raises questions

June 1, 2019  Read the full article in the June issue of the Thornhill Post.

Inside The Region with Nirmala Armstrong Interview

June 9, 2019  Listen to the full recording on 105.9 The Region.

Ward 1 Talk — Hockey Camps International Interview

August 26, 2019 — "Ward 1 Talk" is an opportunity for me to talk about issues important to the residents of Markham's Ward 1, Thornhill while promoting local businesses and places of interest. Watch the full interview on YouTube and connect with @ward1talk on Instagram and @WardTalk on Twitter.

Yonge North could run above ground? — September 2019

Keith discusses the revelation of a provincial panel that has been tasked with reviewing the Yonge and Scarborough subway extensions as first reported by the Toronto Star, and the panel’s potential impact on the Yonge Street North extension in the September issue of the Thornhill Post. Read more.

Neighbours of Olde Thornhill Village — October 2019

Keith discusses his family, career, and what led him to his current role as Ward 1 Councillor at the City of Markham in the October issue of Neighbours of Olde Thornhill Village magazine.