• It’s not about charity, it’s about justice

    We need to change the conversation about the haves and the have-nots. “When anyone is hungry while others have too much to eat, when anyone has no shelter while others live in luxury, or when anyone lives in poverty while others enjoy affluence, justice is not present. Where justice is not present, the quality of […]

  • Income inequality hurting Hamilton

    Widening income inequality is hurting our poorest residents and our democracy, says a new report from the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. The report shows the average income of the city’s richest residents has grown by almost half since 1982, compared to a meagre increase of about 2 per cent for most of […]

  • City’s employment numbers take downward turn

    Hamilton has lost 14,000 jobs over the past year, according to the most recent figures from Statistics Canada. The latest issue of the agency’s Labour Force Survey shows the area shed 3,000 full-time positions and 11,000 part-time jobs since September of last year. The loss kicked the Hamilton-Burlington-Grimsby area’s unemployment rate to 7.5 per cent, […]