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Craig Burley is a tax lawyer in Hamilton. You can follow him on twitter @craig_burley. Comments here are not legal advice.
Ask the Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate Committee Meeting in Niagara - Council members held a "public" meeting early Saturday morning at a resort 66 km away from Hamilton and refused to let the public or reporters attend. Published February 10, 2019 in Special Report: City Manager
Ward 7 Appointee Should Help Council Look More Like Hamilton - The appointment of a replacement Ward 7 councillor is an excellent opportunity for Councillors to recognize that they are not, as a body, representative of the people they work for. Published June 12, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018
LRT Environmental Project Report Answers a Lot of Council's Questions - Council has already agreed, contractually, with Metrolinx to forward the Environmental Project Report Addendum in order to seek Environment Ministry approval for the LRT plan. Published April 26, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
Take Whitehead's Advice and Make Yourself Heard - This call to action on complete streets, bike lanes, parking lots, parking rates and LRT from a senior member of Council should not go unheeded. Published March 17, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets
Thoughts on Libraries and Mental Health - Libraries are more just than a repository for information. They are a centre of our communities and a safe, inclusive space for everyone. Published January 31, 2017 in Commentary
Hamilton Cannot Afford to Delay Light Rail Implementation - We need economic relief, economic development, and jobs now. Not in a year's time, not in three years' time, not in five years' time, and certainly not when the city finds itself able to begin self-funding the rapid transit network, which is likely to be Published October 13, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail
The Person On The Bus: A Call to Organize Transit Riders and Supporters - I hope the users and riders and supporters of transit in Hamilton can band together, and organize, so that our voice can be better heard. Published January 17, 2015 in Events
Need For Provincial LRT Investment is Both Plain and Obvious - Failure to seize the opportunity for massive provincial capital investment in our transit infrastucture would be devastating for the city. Published December 22, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail
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