Paikin Miller mum on Hamilton school trustee candidacy

News Jul 27, 2018 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller’s wife is running against the employee who filed a human rights complaint and a dozen union grievances against him for alleged bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Carole Paikin Miller has registered for the public school trustee seat in Ward 5 — presently held by board chair Todd White — but is declining to discuss her candidacy.

A retired school teacher and author, she and her husband live in Binbrook, although they previously resided in Stoney Creek’s Fruitland area for years.

“Yes, I am running,” Paikin Miller said in a July 26 text message responding to a reporter’s inquiry via her Facebook page. “Not doing interviews, sorry.”

White, who is on parental leave from a part-time constituency assistant job in Miller’s office, said he’ll let voters “connect the dots” on why Paikin Miller is running and instead focus on his desire to see some key projects come to fruition.

In Ward 5 — realigned to now include downtown Stoney Creek — these include a new elementary school to replace Glen Brae and Glen Echo, an addition to Collegiate Avenue school and the creation of a community hub at Lake Avenue school, he said.

“The focus shouldn’t be about a particular candidate, it should be about the work that we’re doing for students,” said White, who lives in Winona and has represented Ward 5 since 2010.

“Someone seeking the position of a school board trustee should have a very concrete vision for how to improve education in Hamilton and shouldn’t be shy about expressing that. I certainly have a lot of unfinished work with the school board, which is why I decided to run again.”

Also running in Ward 5 is self-employed nurse Jason McLaughlin, 48, whose campaign got off to a rocky start due to questions about off-colour jokes on his Facebook profile. He lives near Glendale high school.

Paikin Miller mum on Hamilton school trustee candidacy

MPP’s wife targets incumbent with human rights complaint against husband

News Jul 27, 2018 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller’s wife is running against the employee who filed a human rights complaint and a dozen union grievances against him for alleged bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Carole Paikin Miller has registered for the public school trustee seat in Ward 5 — presently held by board chair Todd White — but is declining to discuss her candidacy.

A retired school teacher and author, she and her husband live in Binbrook, although they previously resided in Stoney Creek’s Fruitland area for years.

“Yes, I am running,” Paikin Miller said in a July 26 text message responding to a reporter’s inquiry via her Facebook page. “Not doing interviews, sorry.”

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White, who is on parental leave from a part-time constituency assistant job in Miller’s office, said he’ll let voters “connect the dots” on why Paikin Miller is running and instead focus on his desire to see some key projects come to fruition.

In Ward 5 — realigned to now include downtown Stoney Creek — these include a new elementary school to replace Glen Brae and Glen Echo, an addition to Collegiate Avenue school and the creation of a community hub at Lake Avenue school, he said.

“The focus shouldn’t be about a particular candidate, it should be about the work that we’re doing for students,” said White, who lives in Winona and has represented Ward 5 since 2010.

“Someone seeking the position of a school board trustee should have a very concrete vision for how to improve education in Hamilton and shouldn’t be shy about expressing that. I certainly have a lot of unfinished work with the school board, which is why I decided to run again.”

Also running in Ward 5 is self-employed nurse Jason McLaughlin, 48, whose campaign got off to a rocky start due to questions about off-colour jokes on his Facebook profile. He lives near Glendale high school.

Paikin Miller mum on Hamilton school trustee candidacy

MPP’s wife targets incumbent with human rights complaint against husband

News Jul 27, 2018 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller’s wife is running against the employee who filed a human rights complaint and a dozen union grievances against him for alleged bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Carole Paikin Miller has registered for the public school trustee seat in Ward 5 — presently held by board chair Todd White — but is declining to discuss her candidacy.

A retired school teacher and author, she and her husband live in Binbrook, although they previously resided in Stoney Creek’s Fruitland area for years.

“Yes, I am running,” Paikin Miller said in a July 26 text message responding to a reporter’s inquiry via her Facebook page. “Not doing interviews, sorry.”

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White, who is on parental leave from a part-time constituency assistant job in Miller’s office, said he’ll let voters “connect the dots” on why Paikin Miller is running and instead focus on his desire to see some key projects come to fruition.

In Ward 5 — realigned to now include downtown Stoney Creek — these include a new elementary school to replace Glen Brae and Glen Echo, an addition to Collegiate Avenue school and the creation of a community hub at Lake Avenue school, he said.

“The focus shouldn’t be about a particular candidate, it should be about the work that we’re doing for students,” said White, who lives in Winona and has represented Ward 5 since 2010.

“Someone seeking the position of a school board trustee should have a very concrete vision for how to improve education in Hamilton and shouldn’t be shy about expressing that. I certainly have a lot of unfinished work with the school board, which is why I decided to run again.”

Also running in Ward 5 is self-employed nurse Jason McLaughlin, 48, whose campaign got off to a rocky start due to questions about off-colour jokes on his Facebook profile. He lives near Glendale high school.