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  • Hamilton tenants call for government help as rents rise

    Hamilton tenants call for government help as rents rise

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    ‘Prices shouldn’t going up because our city is becoming a bit trendy’ By Kelly Bennett About 100 tenants and affordable housing advocates from around the city of Hamilton met in a downtown park on Wednesday to rally for government help in the tightest rental market since 2002, which they say is leading to displacement. When rent for a one-bedroom apartment goes …

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  • Hamilton tenants rally against gentrification

    Hamilton tenants rally against gentrification

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    ‘Prices shouldn’t going up because our city is becoming a bit trendy’ A group of tenants who feel they are being pushed out because of Hamilton’s housing boom are preparing for a rally to have their voice heard Wednesday night. Billed as “When Tenants Get Together,” the McLaren Park rally, near John and Cannon Streets, …

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  • ‘Predatory’ lenders an embarrassment to Hamilton: Councillor

    ‘Predatory’ lenders an embarrassment to Hamilton: Councillor

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    By Molly Hayes There are more payday lenders in Ontario than there are McDonalds restaurants. In Hamilton, too, cash stores outnumber the golden arches that dot the landscape. Before he was elected Ward 3 councillor last fall, Matthew Green would watch, week after week, as people lined up for loans from the lender across the …

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  • Study ranks Hamilton as one of the worst cities to be a woman

    Study ranks Hamilton as one of the worst cities to be a woman

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    By Samantha Craggs A new ranking of Canadian cities puts Hamilton near the bottom of the pack as a good place for women to live. A new study from the Centre for Policy Alternatives ranks Hamilton as 20th on a list of 25 cities in terms of women’s income, education, health and security. That’s down from last year, when the …

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