Rory Nisan is city and regional councillor for Ward 3 in Burlington and Halton and Maureen Wilson is councillor for Ward 1 in Hamilton. Both of them join us today to give their perspective on why the municipal votes in Hamilton and Halton to repeal mask mandates were so one-sided, when the public seems far from united on the wisdom of abandoning masks.
Among the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, surely one of the better ones is a nationwide rediscovery of the Canadian outdoors. Eleanor McMahon describes the numerous ways in which in the first thirty years since the Trans Canada Trail concept was born, it has come to embody and symbolize something truly important for our heterogenous nation.
Of course, we have to talk about the entitled man-babies/attempt to overthrow a democratic government/convoy or the functionally illiterate in Ottawa, as it has support from the 905. Blurg.
Then on a note of good news, Hamilton has taken positive action towards the homeless issue in its city. Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters (HATS) is hoping to build shelters for the homeless community at the former Sir John A Macdonald School.
This week saw a major victory for the grassroots organizers to protect the remaining rural area of Hamilton from development. Hamilton City Council voted not to expand it’s Urban Boundary. This came after a sustained grassroots pressure from groups such as Stop Sprawl Ham ONT organized and campaigned to stop the expansion.
hen after the break, Joel and Roland look at how the Six Nations Land Defenders of 1492 Landback Lane are showing solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples in downtown Hamilton.
We discuss the recent report by the Hamilton Integrity Commissioner on Councillor Terry Whitehead’s conduct. Spoiler alert…it’s not a favourable one.
And Stop Sprawl HamONT, who we spoke to a few week ago, have released a map showing just how much land there is wiithin Hamilton’s urban boundary.