Articles from October, 2018

How Right-Wing Radicals are Gaslighting Liberal Democracy
We have the power to save ourselves, but only if we wake up and notice that the house is on fire before we are consumed by it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 31, 2018 in Politics (7 comments)

Basic Income Cancellation is Both Cruel and Irrational
Premier Ford says the way out of poverty is "something called a job", but 70 percent of Basic Income participants already had jobs and were still living in poverty.
by Tom Cooper
Published October 29, 2018 in Commentary (1 comment)

Local Media Trying to Frame Election Result as Urban vs. Suburban
The real message from the data is that Eisenberger won in almost every ward in the city, not just "central Hamilton". Vito Sgro's one issue anti-LRT campaign lost almost everywhere.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (3 comments)

Eisenberger Won 189 out of 222 Polls
Countering the narrative that the election result represents some kind of urban/suburban divide, the poll-by-poll results show that Fred Eisenberger won 85 percent of the polls across the entire city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Eisenberger Won 13 out of 15 Wards
Eisenberger's support was citywide. In addition to the lower city, Eisenberger also won the mountain wards, Stoney Creek overall, Ancaster, Dundas and Glanbrook.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (8 comments)

Notes From a Campaign: On Precarity, Politics, and Breaking Down Barriers
Defeating systemic hate and indifferent cruelty takes long-term, grassroots organizing that cannot be contained to elections. It takes people mobilizing together to hold power to account.
by Sophie Geffros
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (3 comments)

St Paul's Anglican Church, Middleport at 150: Who was the Architect?
With careful analysis of several details of the church, it is possible to make a good case for an attribution to John Turner (1807-1887).
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published October 25, 2018 in Architecture (1 comment)

Giving Thanks and Setting Course
Ward 1 Councillor-elect Maureen Wilson reflects on the municipal election and her mandate for ward 1 and the city.
by Maureen Wilson
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

How to Make Queen Street Safer
We could have saved the life of Herman Ohrt by applying the Hierarchy of Controls to the design of our transportation system.
by Kevin Love
Published October 25, 2018 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (2 comments)

Election Results Tell Us What Voters Want
I am hopeful that we will see leaders emerge in this team of elected officials, who will work together to create a city that is better because of decisions those at City Hall make - not in spite of them.
by Alex Bishop
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Eisenberger Re-Elected Decisively in 'LRT Referendum' Election
LRT opponents insisted this election was a referendum on the project. Now it's time to put the never-ending debate to bed and get the shovels into the ground.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 23, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (20 comments)

On Monday, Vote #yesLRT
There is only one way to stop the anti-LRT gang from derailing the biggest public infrastructure investment in the city's history.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

With Love from Ottawa: Lessons on Challenges of Upgrading BRT to LRT
One of the key issues with BRT is that you are forced to spend a lot more money to continuously upgrade the BRT right of way as passenger levels grow.
by Fraser Pollock
Published October 19, 2018 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Uninspired, Unspecific and Uninformed: Vito Sgro's Mayoral Platform
Every serious mayoral candidate must put forward a detailed and thoughtful outline of their ideas, plans and objectives. By this measure, Vito Sgro's platform is woefully inadequate.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 15, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (6 comments)

A Closer Look at the Jamesville Redevelopment Plan
Are we, Hamiltonians, the owners of these properties, okay with this outcome, even with a National Housing Strategy that promises (but has not yet delivered many) more federal dollars for affordable housing?
by Rob Fiedler and Shawn Selway
Published October 15, 2018 in Commentary (1 comment)

Latest Climate Report Urges Cities to Do More
The latest IPCC Report shows that cities and the policies they pursue have an important role to play in addressing the crisis. We need to bear this in mind in Hamilton as we prepare to vote for new leadership on City Council.
by John Loukidelis
Published October 15, 2018 in Special Report: Climate Change (0 comments)

What My Candidacy Represents
With just over a week to go, Rich Gelder reflects on a challenging, yet rewarding experience.
by Rich Gelder
Published October 11, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Support the #yesLRT Campaign
A broad coalition of LRT supporters including Hamilton Light Rail has come together with a new campaign called #yesLRT to make sure this project stays on the rails through the upcoming municipal election.
by RTH Staff
Published October 10, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (2 comments)

#MacVotes - Student Voices in the Municipal Election
Students are active members of the community who care about the issues at play in municipal politics.
by Stephanie Bertolo
Published October 09, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (1 comment)

Provincial Position on Hamilton LRT Funding Has Not Changed at All
The PC Government's stance is essentially identical to the previous Liberal government, except the Liberals were explicit about the process for reviewing alternative transit infrastructure proposals.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 05, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (1 comment)

Sgro Joined by Bratina, Skelly in Anti-LRT Conference Call
Character matters. Any mayoral candidate who embraces the backing of such unprincipled, obstructionist, visionless politicians should be viewed with concern.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 04, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Remembering Herman Ohrt
Herman deserved better. His family deserves better. His community deserves better. No one should have to go through this. So what are we going to do about it?
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 04, 2018 in People (1 comment)

Brad Clark Flip-Flops on LRT ... Yet Again
In what is becoming a habitual act of pure cynicism, the Ward 9 candidate keeps reversing his LRT position.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (9 comments)

Vito Sgro's Platform is a Stack of Falsehoods
His plan sacrifices the most transformative opportunity this city has had in decades on the altar of anti-urban resentment and cynicism.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (8 comments)

A Different Kind of Job Talks about Consent Education - And We Really Need to Talk about Consent Education
Building a consent culture is vital in creating a safer society, particularly for women. This play has the opportunity to open up some dialogue about this topic.
by Liz Buchanan
Published October 02, 2018 in Arts and Music (0 comments)

No-Sign Policy a Sign of Change
By making a personal campaign NO SIGN policy in this election, I'm challenging the old paradigm marketing strategy 'status quo'.
by Ute Schmid-Jones
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

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