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Election 2015 Vote to End Poverty

The election’s been called, and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is gearing up to put poverty on the agenda this fall! Check out the National Poverty Plan page here for updates on what’s changed for voters this time around, and stay tuned for more on the issues we’ll be bringing to candidates!

Poverty Roundtable joins Councillor Green to call for Pay Day Loan licensing in Hamilton

It’s time to take our community back from predatory lenders!  On Friday, July 10th Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green will present a motion to start the process to license pay day lending institutions and cheque cashing outlets in Hamilton.  Here’s our brief on the Pay Day Loan Industry: Payday Lending Brief (1)

20,000 Homes campaign comes to Hamilton

The City of Hamilton is participating in a Housing First campaign called 20,000 Homes. To learn more, or if you are are interested in being involved or volunteering please click on this link: http://preview.hamilton.ca/social-services/housing/20000-homes-campaign

Laura Cattari on TVO

See Roundtable member Laura Cattari on TVO’s The Agenda, “Poverty Reduction Reboot” episode.

A Dialogue with the Mayoral Candidates

Putting important issues on the table We are very pleased that our first official partnership with Hamilton Community Legal Clinic was hosting a dialogue with the candidates running for mayor in the upcoming municipal election.  This event was on September 22nd at the Central Library.  It was an outstanding opportunity to engage the candidates on…

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Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy – the next 5 years

Release of a new 5-year Provincial Poverty Plan Last month the Provincial Government released its new 5 year poverty plan.  The plan was delayed by the recent election, but we look forward to working with the Government to move many of the initiatives identified forward.  We’ll also need to continue to highlight and vigorously encourage…

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Let’s put Poverty on the agenda – June 12th

  Read the local coverage: CBC Hamilton: Hamilton Spectator: Hamilton Community News:     What do your local candidates have to say about poverty? Watch the Cable 14 debates —  

Live Stream – Fair Elections Forum

 

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