The stories from around the 905 this week, including Joel’s suggestion for reaching the final 20% of unvaccinated Ontarians, the latest development in the Haldimand Tract land dispute, and the physical and reputational damage done at the unofficial and unauthorized homecoming at McMaster University in Hamilton last weekend.
In the first of our 905 candidate interviews, we speak to Roberto Henriquez, who is running for the NDP in the Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas riding. Henriquez moved to Hamilton as a student, and now practices law where he represents ‘everyday Hamiltonians’.
We dive into the NDP’s platform and look in particular at the housing affordability crisis that is a concern for millions of people across our region, as well as First Nations reconciliation and the the NDP’s environmental and climate change platform.
In this week’s 905 round-up, Joel and Roland discuss the backstory to Bratina’s scheduled resignation, and how the anti-LRT lobby in Hamilton, despite their skill at losing elections where they put LRT front and centre, refuses to go away. But now anti-LRT Liberals like Bratina, Vito Sgro and Judi Partridge can’t turn to Donna Skelly and the PCs to do their dirty work, do they have a leg left to stand on?
Over the last few weeks, observers of Burlington city politics have noticed a growing rift in council. So much that when Joan Little of the Spectator commented on it in one of her columns, the Mayor decided a rebuttal was in order. What is going on in Burlington City Hall? Joel and Roland discuss what we know and what it means.
We have another milestone to celebrate, and two stories that remind us why the news in the 905 Region needs more coverage, because they are issues that you are unlikely too see receiving much coverage in legacy media.
In the dock this week … Hamilton and Brampton duke it out for the ‘most dubious council behaviour’ award.