Articles in Politics

Some Uncomfortable Truths about Shameless Dishonesty
People who tell lies will always be two or three steps ahead of people who are dedicated to the truth. This bodes ill for the future of our civilization.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 22, 2017 in Politics (4 comments)

Right-Wing Populism and the Disappearance of Shame
What happens to a liberal democracy when its leaders have no sense of shame? What happens to civil politics when politicians simply refuse to be civil?
by Ryan McGreal
Published December 09, 2016 in Politics (8 comments)

Why I Joined the Conservative Party of Canada
We need all of our parties, including the Loyal Opposition, to remain committed to the fundamental civic principles of equality, fairness, openness, inclusion and pluralism that should be universal and non-negotiable.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 28, 2016 in Politics (12 comments)

Patrick Brown Has Opportunity to Restore 'Progressive' to PC Party
Playing urban and suburban/rural resentments against each other has been an ugly, noisy, harmful distraction from our common interest in thriving communities of all kinds.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 01, 2016 in Politics (14 comments)

Contact Your City Councillor or Trustee, Current Edition
Easy contact information for your municipal representatives.
by RTH Staff
Published December 04, 2014 in Politics (11 comments)

Bratina Reflects on His Legacy
Accomplishments include obstructing the city's LRT plan and, um, bringing back the CP Holiday Train.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 12, 2014 in Politics (26 comments)

Our Unbelievable Mayor
Not only does Bratina change positions as quickly as the wind changes direction but his position appears to change depending on the day's circumstances or the audience to whom he is speaking.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 17, 2011 in Politics (25 comments)

Another Friday, Another Secretive Communication from City Hall
Hamilton City Council to hold in camera meeting on Monday or Tuesday, but no notice was sent to the news media or the public.
by Joey Coleman
Published September 03, 2011 in Politics (8 comments)

Proudly But With Humility: Mayor Bratina's Inauguration Speech
Prepared notes from Mayor Bob Bratina's inauguration speech, provided by the mayor's office.
by RTH Staff
Published December 03, 2010 in Politics (9 comments)

Contact Your City Councillor or Trustee, 2010-2014 Edition
Easy contact information for your municipal representatives.
by RTH Staff
Published December 02, 2010 in Politics (7 comments)

Government to Re-Introduce US-Style Copyright Bill
Prime Minister Harper has told his cabinet to ignore extensive public consultation on copyright reform and re-introduce a US-style bill that would curtail and criminalize fair-use rights for software and digital content.
by RTH Staff
Published May 06, 2010 in Politics (2 comments)

Engaging Citizens to Help Shape Burlington
A new citizens' advisory committee in Burlington seeks to develop best practices the city can use to do a better job of engaging the public.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 12, 2010 in Politics (8 comments)

Overcoming Our Own Worst Enemy
For once let's rediscover our ambition and work together, with real public input, to help bring an NHL team to Hamilton.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 11, 2009 in Politics (9 comments)

What's Really Chasing Investment Away
The next time a prospective business owner is scared away by the state of the Connaught or Lister Block, we can all thank our Council for throwing up yet more roadblocks to investment.
by Jason Leach
Published September 09, 2007 in Politics (3 comments)

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