Visit with Tony Matthews - August 8, 2014

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On Friday, August 8, Peter Ormond, Karl Wlasenko, Cam and Kathie Clark went to visit Tony Matthews in Palmerston.

Fortunately we had chosen to make the trip on Tony’s birthday. We enjoyed the visit and Tony seemed to as well.

We had a picnic lunch on the front lawn of his new home.

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The People's Forum - Campaign Kick-Off July 15, 2014

The People’s Platform is underway, and it’s important we show that people are interested in making their own platform! There will be a campaign kick-off on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00pm at Democracy Cafe, 202 Locke Street South. We need to fill the room, so come on out and bring your friends! Local media will be present, and there will be a mini-forum to showcase what the campaign is all about. And…if you’re interested in volunteering with the campaign, please email See you on the 15th!


Media Advisory June 30, 2014

“…voter turnout rose to about 40 per cent of registered voters [in 2010], compared to 37.3 per cent in the 2006 municipal election. In 2003, voter turnout was about 37.9 per cent.” – Steve Buist, Hamilton Spectator

Voter turnout is on the rise in Hamilton, and residents are hungry for more ways to participate. For the first time in Hamilton’s history, residents will come together and say what they want before they say who they want. The people of Hamilton will make their own platform and share it with the candidates in this year’s municipal election. It will be up to the candidates to […]

Pat Saunders received Senior of the Year Award on June 24, 2014

Patricia Saunders – Senior of the Year Award. The Senior of the Year Award is awarded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who, at 65 years of age or beyond, has voluntarily contributed to their community, perhaps in one, or a number of areas, including the arts, literature, community service, education, fitness and sport and humanitarian activities. Patricia Saunders, who lives on the mountain, began volunteering in the 1950’s as a Sunday school teacher at St. John’s Anglican Church. She later became a charter and founding member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch, the Hamilton Chapter of the Friends of Schizophrenics, and Hamilton Women’s Centre. While raising four children, she obtained her BA/BSW from McMaster University, and became the President of McMaster University Alumni, School of Social Work. She was the first woman to become Chair of the then Hamilton-Wentworth Police Services Board, and later became Volunteer Coordinator for the Community Policing Centre. Saunders has also supported a number of other community organizations and committees including the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society, the City of Hamilton’s Status of Women Committee, the Hamilton Historical Board, […]

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The Chapter’s Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Volunteer Hamilton, 267 King Street East (between Wellington and Ferguson) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting was dedicated to the memory of Ann Bruce. IMG_3183

The business portion was kept short.

The Chapter AGM Program was a presentation on ‘The Importance of Treaty Relationships between Indigenous and Canadian Peoples’. The speakers were Giibwanisi and Danielle B.


The program also included two segments of a documentary filmed in Thunder Bay called Walk–a–Mile. A reading list was prepared by Bryan Prince Bookcellar for those who want to learn more about Indigenous and history and current issues.

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Fair Elections Act Rally - April 26, 2014

This week the Hamilton Chapter actively participated in two events concerning the Fair Elections Act. While the Harper Government has acknowledged Bill C.23 would be improved with some amendments we need to keep pressure on the Government to REJECT the Fair Elections Act and PROTECT our democracy.

On Saturday, April 26, forty-five people attended the Fair Elections Act Rally at the Federal building on Bay Street at 1:00 p.m. This event was organized by the McMaster Mobilization Committee and endorsed by the Council of Canadians national office.

Fair Elections Rally April 26 2014

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