Increasing Their Own Pensions

Increasing Their Own Pensions In a move that received little coverage at the time, City Council voted to modify the way they were paid. They approved a move that would see the one-third tax free component incorporated into their base salaries, thereby increasing their salaries from around $72,000 to over $90,000. This change added nearly…

LRT Dithering

LRT Dithering LRT has been a topic in Hamilton for over a decade. Council has voted to support LRT dozens of times over the years, although some have done so half-heartedly, saying their support for LRT was based on their view that the City of Hamilton should not have to put up any money for…

Alleged White Supremacist Working In IT

Alleged White Supremacist Working In IT It was reported in 2019 that a suspected white supremacist had been working in the City of Hamilton’s IT department as an analyst. Some people reported that his name had been left off the department’s organization chart. Allegedly, some believed this was done intentionally so as not to draw…

Pride Day Violence & Police & Council Reaction

Pride Day Violence & Police & Council Reaction At the Pride Day Festival in 2019, white supremacists attended the event and proceeded to harass attendees. Violence broke out between the agitators and peaceful attendees of the celebration. Police were called, but were not prompt in their arrival. The violence and subsequent controversy over police reaction…

Cootes Paradise Sewage Cover Up

Cootes Paradise Sewage Cover Up – Sewergate Once the Chedoke Creek sewage leak was revealed, it was further revealed that Council had voted to not inform the public of the leak into Cootes Paradise, and claimed they were only following legal advice. Hamilton council’s continued desire for secrecy makes it look worse than if it…