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Paul Weinberg is a Hamilton-based freelance journalist and the editor of an upcoming collection, Reclaiming Hamilton: Essays from the Ambitious City. He is also a member of Environment Hamilton.
After the Spill - Following a Council decision not to disclose two leaks of sewage and stormwater totalling 24 billion litres over four years, local civic leaders, stewardship agencies and the Ministry of Environment are working to come to terms with the aftermath. Published September 02, 2020 in Special Report
When Poverty Mattered Author Paul Weinberg Interviewed by Jamie Tennant on CFMU - We talk about how Praxis and the anti-poverty movement were targeted by the RCMP Security Service in what became known as the force's 'dirty tricks' scandal. Published April 24, 2020 in Interviews
After the Flood: Uncertain Future for Global Climate Refugees - Policy lags behind promises on environmental migration as climate change raises pressure for a global fix. Published July 24, 2017 in Special Report: Climate Change
Where to Draw the Line: Censorship and Self-Censorship in Canadian Newspaper Editorial Cartooning - The old rule set by the late Bob Bierman still applies. One must be fearless and have nerves of steel to go after the powerful and the ridiculous. Published October 31, 2016 in Media
Rethinking Jackson Square - Where does Hamilton's decidedly unhip urban mall, located in the downtown core, stand in the face of tremendous changes going on around it? Published May 03, 2016 in Downtown Bureau
Interview: Gordon Laxer on Big Oil, Rachel Notley and a Greener Future - The goal of cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be met if the Alberta NDP government continues on its current trajectory of existing sands oil extraction and support for proposed pipelines Published April 14, 2016 in Special Report: Climate Change
New Food Desert Opening in East Hamilton - The irony is that Loblaw is making this short-sighted move at a time when the hot housing market is moving into the eastern portion of Hamilton's lower city. Published March 08, 2016 in Commentary
Canada Must Act Now to Save Steel Industry - A more proactive government would see the value of using all of the tools at its disposal, including loans and incentives, to nurture and preserve steelmaking in Canada. Published February 05, 2016 in Special Report
City, Conservation Authority at Cross-Purposes on Greenbelt Protection - City Council wants to remove east mountain land from the Greenbelt, undermining the efforts of the Hamilton Conservation Authority to protect and enhance the natural environment. Published January 25, 2016 in Special Report
End or Rebirth for Stelco's Remaining Steelworkers - One possible solution for US Steel Canada's operations is a government-supported worker buyout of the company, but currently there appears to be no political appetite. Published January 07, 2016 in Commentary
Hamilton's Balancing Act: Nature vs Industry - The Niagara Escarpment is a steady visual reminder of Hamilton's struggle to reconcile its industrial development with its natural environment. Published September 29, 2015 in Special Report: Urban Forest
Review: Lunch-Bucket Lives - Heron's new book offers plenty of fascinating detail into the experiences of working class people in Canada's largest industrial centre during a period of tremendous social and cultural upheaval between the 1890s and the 1940s. Published September 23, 2015 in Reviews
Political Activist Ken Stone Takes CSIS to Task for Alleged Harassment - The retired school teacher is making a formal complaint against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) after the sudden appearance of two agents at his Hamilton home two years ago. Published February 25, 2015 in Feature
The Homey Appeal of Ottawa Street - With distinctive stores, active independent owner-operators and wide appeal, Ottawa Street continues to evolve and thrive. Published October 31, 2013 in Feature
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