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  • Social inclusion and electoral boundaries: ensuring all voices are heard

    Social inclusion and electoral boundaries: ensuring all voices are heard

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    By Sara Mayo The recent debate about changes to school board electoral boundaries has brought to the public agenda important questions of equity and inclusion. But missing from the debate has been the potential risk of diluting of the votes of Hamilton’s lowest income neighbourhoods, marginalizing their voices even further. A recent Spectator article quoted …

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  • Ms. Claus’ 1st Annual Christmas Dinner

    Ms. Claus’ 1st Annual Christmas Dinner

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    Supporting Our Sisters Advisory Committee and the Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative present Ms. Claus’ 1st AnnualChristmas Dinner Single women and women with children are cordially invited to join us for a FREE dinner feast and gifts for children provided by the Taiwanese Hiking Group. December 25, 201312:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jet Banquet Hall746 Barton …

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  • More Hamiltonians losing properties due to unpaid taxes

    More Hamiltonians losing properties due to unpaid taxes

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    Taxpayers are struggling, says the city’s Director of Taxation By Samantha Craggs A record number of properties are being slapped with liens because Hamilton home and business owners can’t pay their taxes.  By the end of 2013, the city will have registered more than 500 properties after warning owners that time is up to pay their overdue …

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  • Hamilton seeks funding to fix housing crisis

    Hamilton seeks funding to fix housing crisis

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    By Stacey Escott Jesse and her four-year-old son have been staying at a local shelter since mid-August. After waiting to get on the subsidized housing list, they finally found a safe place to call home come January. “It felt like a hundred pounds melted off of my shoulders when I realized my son will not …

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  • Local pressure to raise Ontario’s minimum wage

    Local pressure to raise Ontario’s minimum wage

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    Local supporters of the drive to increase Ontario’s minimum wage are meeting to call for more action. A forum being held Tuesday, sponsored by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE), is designed to let local supporters voice opinions they were denied the chance to share at a provincial …

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  • A Night of Change update!

    A Night of Change update!

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    Fantastic night at La Piazza Allegra raising funds for the United Way at our “Night of Change.”  The SPRC band consisting of Jeff Wingard, Renée Wetselaar and Deirdre Pike, entertained the masses with a special rendition of “American Pie” retitled “SPRC Pie”.  Check out the lyrics on YouTube and sing along! Our event wouldn’t have …

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