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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.
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Friday, August, 15, 2014 - 7:07:49 PM
Hamilton man's lonely vigil continues "Uh...do the words "get a life" mean anything? Who is he to judge what's right or wrong? "The oath dates back to fifth or fourth century BCE," just goes to show how archaic some (mis)interpretations are to what this oath truly means. Look it up, no "
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Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - 11:11:08 PM
Hamilton weather comes and goes … on and on "[...] August, 13, 2014 - 5:05:39 PM LETTER: Science wouldn’t mislead public on climate change Re: Weather comes and goes … on and on (Aug. 7) I am not an environmental scientist though I will admit up front that I have a natural bias towards [."
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Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - 6:06:26 PM
Hamilton weather comes and goes … on and on "Really? Mr.Bowes should learn some basics about weather and the difference between weather patterns and changes as opposed to CLIMATE. Looking back within your lifetime or even a century will not give you enough information regarding climate as it is"
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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.
Election
Political disconnect
Are Ontario voters actually listening to the provincial candidates who want to govern this province?
The poverty gap
As the provincial election hits its mid-way point, it’s distressing to see that an essential issue, especially for Hamiltonians, has been avoided like the plague by the three main political parties.
A tale of two cities
Two conflicting visions of Hamilton were on stark display last week highlighting a growing solitude between the city’s urban and suburban residents and politicians.
Election
It’s the jobs, stupid
In every election the economy and job creation seems to find its way to the top of every candidate’s priority list and the current provincial election is no exception — losing about 300,000 manufacturing jobs usually catches politicians’ attention.
Election
Apathetic voters need inspiration
Election campaigns matter. And if those campaigns are even mildly interesting with a message that can captivate the public, they can also provide some hope to voters that they are not powerlessness in the game of government.
Secret probes keep public in the dark
This week the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board passed a new code of conduct that will see any investigations into allegations of trustee misconduct take place out of the public eye.
Hamilton’s budget bubble
The most surprising aspect to Hamilton council’s 2014 budget deliberations was how stress-free discussions were.
 
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