Sam Merulla to Run Provincially

By Ryan McGreal
Published May 29, 2007

Hamilton City Councillor Sam Merulla (Ward 4) just announced that he filed nomination papers to become the NDP candidate for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek in the upcoming provincial election.

Citing the ongoing problem of downloaded social service costs, environmental protection and air quality, and support for health care and public safety, Merulla stated that he wants to "advocate strongly" for the residents of Hamilton East-Stoney Creek.

In a press release issued this morning, Merulla said, "For the past four years, Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal party have ignored the needs of Hamilton residents, in particular, the residents of Hamilton East-Stoney Creek."

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By councilwatch (anonymous) | Posted June 01, 2007 at 00:50:10

Councillor Merulla is courageous coming out with a campaign that was exhausted and ignored by Christorfeson, Allan and the other stooges of the Bob Ray government. How can anyone in Hamilton East believe anything that the NDP states at election time. Specially the Stelco Pensioners.

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By Come On (anonymous) | Posted June 10, 2007 at 14:48:04

Hey Sam, didn’t you just promise constituents of ward 4 the world? Were not even 9 months out of the last election. Now if you win, who's going to represent the voters that put you back in municipal office? If you lose you win if you win you win!!! You reinforce that negative stigma of politicians, and I refuse to vote for you or anyone else. Hopefully you don't win,.. hold on you'll win no matter how this election plays out...and the only losers are us the voters. There is something terribly wrong with this system Hamilton.

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By merulla mob schill (anonymous) | Posted August 22, 2007 at 13:56:56

Why don't you ask him who he likes to have lunch with on occasion.

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By Listen (anonymous) | Posted December 29, 2007 at 01:51:44

Listen! Is how you addressed a response to a citzen residing in your ward. Okay, that issue deals with a night club situated just down the street from your office. Sam if your going to continue to represent this ward than you need to step up to the plate and take affirmative action. You state your for the people; other than big talk what have you actually accomplished? Sam sell me on the ideal that your the best candidate. Show up for meetings you say your going to be at. Try and show compassion to someone seeking help. And dear God be graceful, starting an email response with Listen. What does that say about you? You go on to say you formulate policy and legislation, you don't enforce it. So what good is formulating anything if your not going to stand behind it. You also have written here 'my apologies for you confusion' - a typo and rude. According to this he is concerned about gun shots, where even the casings where found. Is this not public safety?

What is it going to be Sam?

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