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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.
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Friday, September, 26, 2014 - 8:08:50 PM
88 jobs lost as east Mountain grocery store closes "Doesn't surprise me considering for the last 5 years, there are only 1 or 2 cashiers with 20 people lined up. I stopped shopping here for that reason."
Comment by spiridus
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - 6:06:34 PM
John Iachelli challenges incumbent Lloyd Ferguson for Ancaster council seat "Wow. The article does not state that the value of his home doubled. It just says the property tax almost doubled. It is always wise to thoroughly read and understand an article before commenting. That does not instil confidence either."
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Friday, September, 12, 2014 - 10:10:39 PM
John Iachelli challenges incumbent Lloyd Ferguson for Ancaster council seat "This guy apparently doesn't understand that when the value of your home doubles so do your property taxes. Doesn't really instill confidence."
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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.
Revised Moving OutWEB
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?
Tim Hortons Field has become a field of jeers
As Infrastructure Ontario and Ontario Sports Solutions scramble to make the $145.7 million stadium safe for the 18,000 fans patiently waiting for their beloved Labour Day Classic to take place in what will be a construction zone, questions continue to drip like a water torture over how it came to this. The most obvious question is how could such an embarrassing situation happen? But the more troubling issue is, were taxpayers lied to by provincial officials and/or Ontario Sports Solutions when they guaranteed the stadium would be completed on time and on budget to host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ home games?
Hamilton's bike share breakdown
The City of Hamilton had all the right sentimental reasons to create a bike share program, but so far the program has seen more obstacles and produced more excuses than cycling activity.
How well do you know what Hamilton City Council is doing?
Recent consultations with residents find that voters are looking for many things the city is already doing
Hamilton Police Chief Decaire, we need to talk about Bill Blair
Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire seems to have commitment issues.
An LRT meeting about nothing
So what was that confab between Hamilton politicians and staff and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca all about? A simple meet and greet? A media-generated story blown out of proportion in the dog days of summer? Political opportunism? How about all of the above.
Will the 'People's Platform' represent the voice of Hamilton's people?
A group of Hamilton citizens are trying to change the local municipal matrix and get potential politicians to listen to the public’s concerns. The Hamilton Civic League, with support from various social activist groups, such the Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability, are encouraging people from across the city to participate in a series of forums over the next three months to identify the issues and possibly a vision for how they want their city to be governed over the next four years. The idea is to craft a list of issues that will become a “Peoples’ Platform” that candidates can either champion once they become councillors, or reject at their possible peril.
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Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons
A look at local issues through the pen of Hamilton Community News cartoonist Mike Vukovich.
Treading a fine line between personal safety and individual rights
The image of downtown Hamilton won't change until the public feels safe
Fumbling Tim Hortons Field
Secrecy and poor communications compound the problems surrounding the delay in opening the new stadium
An uncertain future
At the end of 2015, a secret agreement between U.S. Steel and the federal government, made to settle a lawsuit between the parties, expires. The deal, announced by federal officials, required the company to make $3 million in grants to community groups, operating Lake Erie and the Hamilton Burlington Street plant until the end of 2015 and injecting at least $50 million in capital into maintain the Canadian facilities.
Hijacking democracy
Two recent incidents highlight the uneasy feeling that Hamiltonians are not in control of their own community.
Secrecy hurts credibility of police and council
The Hamilton police services board may have followed the guidelines as set out under the Police Services Act, but what its members and Police Chief Glenn De Caire have done this week reveals the utter contempt they have for the people of this city.
Revised Editorial Cartoon
Mike Vukovich’s editorial cartoons
A look at local issues through the pen of Hamilton Community News cartoonist Mike Vukovich.
 
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