Articles from December, 2017

PC Election Platform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
There is some truly good news in the PC Party manifesto, but the plan is not without some serious problems.
by Kevin Love
Published December 27, 2017 in Ontario Election 2018 (1 comment)

The Suburban Politics of Hamilton's Ward Boundary Review
The Flamborough ward controversy and the addition of a new Mountain ward consumed the most conversation during the ward boundary debate. Now that it's settled, there are also significant implications for Hamilton's suburbs in the next election.
by Andrew Richardson
Published December 27, 2017 in Special Report: Ward Boundaries (1 comment)

Three Poems for the Holidays
Perfectly perfect rhyming rhymes, the Santa notwithstanding clause, and nuts.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 25, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Another Four Months Down the Drain
The debate about whether the HSR should operate the LRT was an important one to have. The problem is that it should have happened two years ago.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 20, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (3 comments)

Behind Closed Doors: Hamilton Continues to Hold Questionable Secret Votes
It is hard to understand how - and even whether - representative democracy is served when Council casts votes in secret meetings that are not recorded.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published December 15, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

Compromise Motion to Ensure LRT Workers are ATU Members
Under the proposal by Councillor Green and ATU President Eric Tuck, Metrolinx would continue the current procurement process but agree that LRT workers will be organized by ATU Local 107.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 15, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (8 comments)

Joey Coleman and The Public Record Deserve Your Support
Strong, principled, independent media voices like Coleman's are more important than ever as the epochal convulsion of the global media landscape continues to surge through Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 15, 2017 in Media (1 comment)

OMB Overturns Council's Ward Boundary Vote
The decision determines that Council's choice fails the test of reasonableness, and imposes Option 2 from the Watson & Associates final report.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 13, 2017 in Special Report: Ward Boundaries (1 comment)

Petition to Acknowledge Indigenous History in Canadian Citizenship
A new petition calls on the Federal Government to redesign the Canadian Citizenship study guide to acknowledge Indigenous treaty rights and to education new Canadians on the effects of colonialism.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published December 12, 2017 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

I'll Take Words and Phrases for 800
I'm going to stop you right there and clean up your literary wheelhouse so you can get out of the weeds - those tired phrases are done like dinner.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published December 12, 2017 in Commentary (2 comments)

City Opens Gate Blocking Chedoke Path
It goes a long way to building and reinforcing trust with the community when councillors and staff are responsive to feedback and make the necessary changes to fix problems and improve our civic infrastructure.
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 11, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (1 comment)

'The Law Has Made Him Equal, but Man Has Not'
When the arc of justice bends ever so slightly in the right direction, those with power position themselves as victims, struggling to keep up with the politically correct zealotry of the 'advocates'.
by Maureen Wilson
Published December 07, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

HLR Urges Council to Continue with Current LRT Procurement Model
When Councillors meet on December 18 to formally receive the letter from Metrolinx, the best way forward is to allow the existing procurement process to move forward as quickly as possible so this project can get back on track.
by RTH Staff
Published December 06, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail (5 comments)

December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
This should be the day Canadians remind politicians at every level of government that in order to eradicate gendered violence, we need true equality for all women and girls.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published December 04, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

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