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    Three-term Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger not seeking re-election this October

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    Mayor Fred Eisenberger has settled on a decision that local political pundits and residents have speculated about for some time.

    Announced Monday, June 20 via a press release and multiple media appearances, the three-term Hamilton mayor revealed that he will not be seeking re-election this October.

    One of those media appearances was on 900 CHML’s Bill Kelly Show. On the show, Eisenberger said that he recently had the opportunity to travel to Europe, more specifically his hometown of Amsterdam in the Netherlands where he grew up, and he was able to reflect on “the whole journey” of his three terms as mayor.

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    Hamilton launches free-floating car-share pilot

    Local

    As of June 2022, the City of Hamilton is now home to a free-floating car-share pilot service.

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    Basic income under the microscope again

    Provincial

    Yet another study has come out examining the feasibility of a basic income system. As you may recall, such a system – also known as Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) – would ensure that every citizen receive a certain income payment annually whether they work or not.

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    Bad government begets bad public policy

    National

    An increasing number of op-eds being written conclude that the governing Liberals have effectively undermined the institution of Parliament to a point that our government’s executive and legislative branches are dysfunctional.

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    Is 2022 the year Canadians finally start caring about government spending?

    National

    Let’s talk about the deficit. Everyone’s favorite topic in Canadian politics, I know.

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    Arkells ‘The Rally’ weekend in Hamilton includes free festivities followed by huge concert

    Local

    Well-known Hamilton band the Arkells will be holding a special two-day event complete with a basketball game, bike ride, flea market, and huge outdoor concert this upcoming weekend.

    “The Rally” events start on Friday, June 24 at 1pm at Woodlands Park in Hamilton (Barton St E and Wentworth St N) for the official opening of a brand new professional basketball court that will be open to the public. The outdoor court will have professional lighting, glass backboards with professional netting, bleachers, and an acrylic court surface. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will include special guest appearances, a basketball game will take place.

    The ribbon-cutting and basketball game are both free to attend and open to the public.

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    Hamilton City Council holds off on firing unvaccinated staff

    Local

    On Wednesday, May 25, Hamilton City Council voted to alter the municipal staff vaccination policy. Unvaccinated city staff (of which there are approximately 505 people, or 6 per cent of the city’s workforce) were set to be terminated from their jobs on June 1, 2022.

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    Brace yourself for more inflation

    Business

    Remember those “public servants” during the pandemic? Those folks that didn’t lose one cent of a paycheque, despite often not working at all for months on end, while the private sector individuals and businesses who pay for government were being financially decimated?

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    Ford taking his time before ‘getting it done’

    Provincial

    What’s wrong with this picture? For weeks during the provincial election we heard Premier Doug Ford promise to “get it done.”

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    As summer break beckons, government hopes to hastily check off a few final agenda items

    National

    As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, summer is here. Just like school-aged kids wanting school to end and summer vacation to start, the House of Commons and Members of Parliament are getting antsy for the end of the spring session and returning to their ridings.

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