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Editorial: Hamilton’s People’s Platform amounts to input by the few

While the People’s Platform initiative was a good attempt at improving civic engagement in Hamilton, the results fell well short.

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Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons

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

In search of diversity at Hamilton city hall

During recent mayoral debates, gender and diversity issues have dominated the discussion, but a quick look around the council table reveals that Hamilton’s decision-makers don’t reflect the city’s diversity.

Canada’s ISIS bombing campagin sends country once more into the breech

The determination of the Canadian government to enter what could become another meandering, unfocused war in the Middle East is déjà vu all over again.

Will Hamilton’s next mayor have urban or suburban vision and priorities?

With just over three weeks left in Hamilton’s municipal election campaign, the mayoral race is shaping up to be a choice between bolstering what the former suburban areas have lost over the years verses limiting the continued babying of the urban areas of the pre-amalgamated city of Hamilton.

Governments needs to let the media in

For far too long now Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has thumbed his nose at the public and media.

Hamilton’s roads to nowhere

Hamilton is literally falling apart and politicians and city staff are dithering about how to fix it.

Loopholes could sink Hamilton’s lobbyist registry

If all went as expected, Hamilton council yesterday approved the city’s first compulsory lobbyist registry. And while it is a good step toward greater transparency and accountability, the bylaw is far from perfect, and in fact creates several loopholes that could drive lobbying even further out of the public eye.

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Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons

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

Are the candidates for Hamilton’s council and school boards pretenders or contenders?

As the summer season fades and the kids are sent off to school, municipal politics starts to become serious business for candidates and residents alike. From Sept. 4, the 109 declared candidates for city council and both boards of education have 53 days until the Oct. 27 election to get noticed in what is shaping up to be a changing of the guard in Hamilton municipal politics. But what are these candidates campaigning for?

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