Topics

The following are assorted campaign topics with an excerpt of the most recent posting in each. Click on the topic heading to see a full list or title to display the full posting.

  • Advocacy Hamilton:

      Serious Thinking & Real Reform
      Posted on: July 22nd, 2013   No Comments

      Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]

  • In the News:

      2cd Wave of Recession, Lessons Learned?
      Posted on: August 22nd, 2011   No Comments

      The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released an article today stating reiterating the need for the federal government to invest in public services to fight the second wave of recession hitting Canadians.  Although I agree [...]

  • Good to know:

      Ward Boundary Reform Petition for Hamilton
      Posted on: April 18th, 2012   2 Comments

      Just a small follow-up to Andrew Dreschel’s article today. As Advocacy Hamilton, I strive to ensure all voices in this city are heard.  This begins with a form of equal representation but not exclusively. Communities [...]

  • Poverty:

      Serious Thinking & Real Reform
      Posted on: July 22nd, 2013   No Comments

      Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]

  • Social Assistance:

      Serious Thinking & Real Reform
      Posted on: July 22nd, 2013   No Comments

      Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]

  • Affordable Housing:

      Report on Housing and Health Link
      Posted on: May 24th, 2011   No Comments

      Important to note when addressing Hamilton planners, developers and the like.  South of the border, the Center for Housing Policy released a report this month on the “Impacts of Affordable Housing on Health”.  The group [...]

  • Events:

      Why the Occupy Movement?
      Posted on: October 16th, 2011   1 Comment

      I have been dismayed, amused and, sometimes, downright stupefied at the musings and reports surrounding the Occupy movement, expressed by reporters, politicians, financial sectors and yes, sometimes even the protestors themselves.  And although I am [...]

  • Media:

      Maybe you heard me speak?
      Posted on: December 2nd, 2011   No Comments

      I speak up, out, loudly, angrily, brazenly and maybe for you, annoyingly. I did so today on CBC’s The Current, Special Edition:  We are the 10%. I do it because I truly believe we are [...]

  • Aging:

      New Approach vs More Money
      Posted on: June 3rd, 2011   No Comments

      I recently read an article in the British Medical Journal, under the Epidemiology and Community Health section.  It was a research report entitled, “Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in promoting the well-being of independently living [...]

  • Community:

      Ward Boundary Reform Petition for Hamilton
      Posted on: April 18th, 2012   2 Comments

      Just a small follow-up to Andrew Dreschel’s article today. As Advocacy Hamilton, I strive to ensure all voices in this city are heard.  This begins with a form of equal representation but not exclusively. Communities [...]

  • Children:

      A Minister’s Response
      Posted on: July 27th, 2011   No Comments

      I thank the Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services, Madeleine Meilleur, for her response to my article in the Hamilton Spectator, Not all Children Created Equal. And while I agree there have been some [...]

  • Inequity:

      Serious Thinking & Real Reform
      Posted on: July 22nd, 2013   No Comments

      Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]

  • Race:

      Dialogue on the Racialization of Poverty
      Posted on: September 27th, 2011   No Comments

      Dialogue on the Racialization of Poverty – Thursday at 6pm A community Dialogue on the Racialization of Poverty with Dr. Grace- Edward Galabuzi, one of Canada’s leading experts on the issue and  Steve Buist, The [...]

Advocacy Hamilton, Inequity, Poverty, Social Assistance:
Serious Thinking & Real Reform

Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]