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Editorial: Hamilton’s budget nightmare

“We have a crisis,” Hamilton’s general manager of public works, Gerry Davis bluntly told councillors last week. “The roads are failing and getting worse.”

Editorial: We are all Charlie

Satire, jokes and humour have been the bedrock of attacks against dictators, zealots and governments, whether it was Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the French philosopher Voltaire or American comics Lenny Bruce and Chris Rock. At its best, this sort of humour seeks to point out society’s foibles and hypocrisies in a manner that forces the audience to think critically about them. It’s a powerful tool for change and it’s that power that scares those who the satire seeks to undermine. In their fear they often choose to meet humour with violence.

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Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons

A look at local issues through the pen of Hamilton Community News cartoonist Mike Vukovich.

EDITORIAL: Growth and infrastructure collide in Hamilton

Hamilton has a revenue problem. It also has a growth problem and an infrastructure problem.

LETTER: Respect and trust will make for a better year

Re: A year of hope (Editorial, Jan. 1) As elected officials discount or disregard the voices of those who and those who did not elect them, disrespect flourishes. Those passionate, considerate and intelligent voices, whether voters or not, need to be heard, not just for hearing’s sake, but so that democracy may function. When the [...]

EDITORIAL: A year of hope ahead for Hamilton

After the year that 2014 produced, it isn’t surprising that some people are waiting for 2015 with a mixture of hope and foreboding.


Editorial: A year of hope

After the year that 2014 produced, it isn’t surprising that some people are waiting for 2015 with a mixture of hope and foreboding.

Christmas Truce 1914, as seen by the Illustrated London News.

Editorial: Calling a Christmas truce

A century ago today on the battlefields of Europe a Christmas miracle happened. Men who had spent most of the year trying to kill each other stopped fighting and for a span of a few hours to in rare cases several days, laid down their arms and joined together in song, sport and celebration. For a brief period in a war that would drag on for almost another three mud- and blood-soaked years, humanity was restored.

Editorial: It’s Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, not the auditor general who are blowing smoke

The newly established Ontario Liberal government may have had a demoralizing week, but it’s taxpayers that are, and will continue to suffer the full brunt of the government’s ineptitude.

Editorial: A blank slate for relations between the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton city hall

If newly elected school board chair Todd White is truly interested in creating a better relationship with the board’s partners, that would be welcome news to the entire city. For too long now the board has been ignoring the needs of the community; and only concerned with its own bureaucratic demands. The board has turned a deaf ear over concerns about closing its schools, accepting minimal input from parents, and completely discounting the interests of the city. The result has created hostility between politicians, and a credibility gap with the community.