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  • Hamilton-Burlington immigration not keeping pace with Ontario: StatsCan

    Hamilton-Burlington immigration not keeping pace with Ontario: StatsCan

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    The share of immigrants in Hamilton remained steady at nearly one-quarter of the population, according to 2016 census figures released Wednesday. But Hamilton’s immigrant proportion has not kept up with a growth in immigrants coming to Ontario, according to an analysis of the census numbers by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC). The …

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  • Poverty Reduction fund

    Poverty Reduction fund

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    As the province announces millions in funding in an effort to eliminate poverty, a Hamilton anti-poverty group says there is still work to be done and hungry mouths to be fed. “We know that families that are food insecure have had to make tough choices, in many cases having to pay other bills instead of …

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  • Hamilton anti-poverty group asks Ontarians to reveal the contents of their fridge

    Hamilton anti-poverty group asks Ontarians to reveal the contents of their fridge

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    Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (H.O.P.E.) is encouraging residents to pop open their fridge and snap a picture for Premier Kathleen Wynne. The empty fridges, empty promises campaign is an effort to send a clear visual to the Ontario government of what a single person living on Ontario Works is able to put on the …

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  • Building a better Hamilton with tiny houses

    Building a better Hamilton with tiny houses

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    Emma Cubitt has big dreams for little houses in Hamilton. The 37-year-old architect has emerged as the city’s leading advocate for small and tiny house construction on underutilized land beside laneways. It all started with her 2007 master’s thesis at the University of Waterloo — that examined the potential for laneway housing in Hamilton — …

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  • HOT SPOT HAMILTON – Is Hamilton doing enough to help our poor?

    HOT SPOT HAMILTON – Is Hamilton doing enough to help our poor?

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    Hamilton was chosen earlier this year to be a part of the basic income pilot project. How would a basic income help those in the city? Are we doing enough to help our poor? Guest: Deirdre Pike, Senior Social Planner, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton Click here to listen to the segment. Article …

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  • ‘Hamilton is the real eye-catcher’ in nationwide jobs numbers, says report

    ‘Hamilton is the real eye-catcher’ in nationwide jobs numbers, says report

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    Employment in the Hamilton census area grew by the second largest amount in the country in the third quarter, a BMO economic analysis shows. But commuters may be clouding the rosy picture about jobs in the city, as many of those employed may be working in other centres. The Hamilton census area – which includes …

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