An Important Anniversary for Human Rights in Ontario

Jonathan Lambert, Published May 22, 2018
The approach of the anniversary of the Ontario Human Rights Code presents opportunities to better understand fundamental rights and responsibilities.
Commentary | 4 Comments

Privatization a Bigger Risk than Service Cuts Under Doug Ford

Ryan McGreal, Published May 22, 2018
A Doug Ford Government is extremely likely to cut public services - but it is even more likely to privatize them.
Ontario Election 2018 | 3 Comments

Horwath Opens Door to Reallocating LRT Funding, then Backpedals

Ryan McGreal, Published May 18, 2018
The Ontario NDP leader said Hamilton could use the $1 billion LRT funding on another transit-related project, triggering a sharp backlash from Hamilton LRT supporters.
Ontario Election 2018 | 3 Comments

Self-Defence Program for Women with Lived Experience of Abuse

Doreen Nicoll, Published May 17, 2018
Jujitsu program to enable women who have experienced trauma to learn how to defend themselves and feel empowered.
Healing Gaia

Stop Grading Doug Ford on a Curve

Ryan McGreal, Published May 11, 2018
Doug Ford is historically unqualified for the job he seeks, but the media keep applying a lower standard to his performances.
Ontario Election 2018 | 4 Comments

Implementing a Safe Injection Site for Hamilton

Nicole Smith, Published May 07, 2018
The City has a responsibility to work through the challenges and ensure that a safe injection site is established in Hamilton.
Municipal Election 2018 | 2 Comments

Petition to Name New Claremont Multi-Use Trail after Jay Keddy

Mark Rejhon, Published May 04, 2018
The Province and City have fully funded a new protected Cycle Track on the Claremont Access. This petition seeks to honour the memory of Jay Keddy by naming it after him.
Special Report: Cycling | 11 Comments

Doug Ford is a Dignity Wraith

Ryan McGreal, Published May 04, 2018
For as long as Doug Ford remains leader the PC Party, we can expect the sad, inexorable humiliation of formerly-respectable party members to continue.
Ontario Election 2018 | 4 Comments

Friendly Streets Joins Downtown-to-Hospital Jane's Ride

Elise Desjardins and Kevin Love, Published May 02, 2018
Kevin Love's Jane's Ride on Saturday will also include Friendly Streets Hamilton and laneway housing expert Emma Cubitt.
Events

Much a-Dough about Nothing? Donuts, Gentrification and the Loss of the Commons in Hamilton

Simon Orpana, Published May 01, 2018
The recent vandalism on Locke Street, and the responses to it, are symptoms of the loss spaces and relationships that are not governed by market logics and gentrification.
Commentary | 2 Comments

Dangerous Populism Depends on Irresponsible Journalism

Maureen Wilson, Published May 01, 2018
It's pretty simple to figure out why Doug Ford's $1 billion pledge is a non-starter, and any journalist writing about it should explore whether this promise is even feasible.
Ontario Election 2018 | 2 Comments

Doug Ford is a Dangerous Right-Wing Populist

Ryan McGreal, Published April 25, 2018
Populists are dangerous because they use their popularity as a cudgel to attack and scapegoat their enemies, accusing those enemies of engaging in shadowy conspiracies to undermine and betray "regular folks".
Ontario Election 2018 | 3 Comments

Hamilton Needs LRT to Grow Out of Our Infrastructure Hole

Ryan McGreal, Published April 19, 2018
Without LRT, we are a city adrift with no Plan B to get our finances in order. Killing LRT now would send a devastating message to the world that Hamilton is a reckless and unreliable place to invest.
Special Report: Light Rail | 6 Comments

Two Jane's Rides in May: Downtown to General Hospital and Durand to Kirkendall by Alley

Kevin Love, Published April 19, 2018
On May 5 and 6, Kevin Love will be leading Jane's Rides that explore how to use Hamilton's network of alleys to travel around the city.
Special Report: Cycling | 4 Comments

Comparing Space Efficiency of an Automobile Lane and an LRT Lane

Ryan McGreal, Published April 17, 2018
A lane of LRT can carry up to several times as many people as a lane of cars.
Special Report: Light Rail | 1 Comment

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back on Hamilton LRT

Ryan McGreal, Published April 16, 2018
With the Provincial election coming in June and the municipal election following in October, we all need to pitch in to make sure LRT stays on course.
Special Report: Light Rail | 2 Comments

Cap-and-Trade is Not a Carbon Tax

Ryan McGreal, Published April 16, 2018
Doug Ford is a classic shameless right-wing populist, and his indifference to basic facts should alarm all of us.
Ontario Election 2018 | 2 Comments

Make Hamilton Streets Safer Using the Hierarchy of Controls

Kevin Love, Published April 11, 2018
Ontario's Ministry of Labour has an effective Vision Zero policy that has been very successful in eliminating deaths and injuries from Hamilton's factories. The same approach would also work on our deadly streets.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 5 Comments

Another Day, Another Serious Collision on Aberdeen Speedway

Ryan McGreal, Published April 06, 2018
It's Groundhog Day at the intersection of two horribly dangerous urban arterials that Council has steadfastly refused to fix, year after year.
Special Report: Walkable Streets | 2 Comments

Race to the Bottom to Avoid Fear of Height

George Sweetman, Published April 05, 2018
Our Official Plan does not start with a description of allowable building heights and parking spaces, but public meetings usually end there.
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