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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 [...]

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 [...]

Not All Children Created Equal

Posted on: July 20th, 2011   No Comments

In the Hamilton Spectator today I have a column published entitled, “Not all Children Created Equal” based on a report by Dr. Sally Palmer. If you are interested in voicing your respectful disapproval of this [...]

The glass is half full, my friends

Posted on: June 7th, 2011   No Comments

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?  What you answer may very well influence how our city moves forward.  In a report presentation by Paul Johnson yesterday at City Hall this became readily apparent. Among [...]

Press Gallery a limit on citizen engagement

Posted on: June 1st, 2011   No Comments

Recent comments on CHML, by the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Peggy Chapman has Hamilton alternative media in an uproar. “What I’m trying to bring in is a press gallery. What that means, and it’s going [...]

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 [...]