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Author: Don McLean

Hamilton Airport 20-year plan misses the boat on climate

Hamilton 350 Committee steering committee member Don McLean spoke at the October 6 meeting of the city’s Airport Committee. The agenda subject matter was a 20 year master plan proposed by the airport’s private operators of the city-owned airport. Among the issues raised by Mr McLean was the very limited attention to climate change in […]

Greenbelt Winners and Losers

Who got paid off? That’s a key unanswered question in the Auditor-General’s damning report on how the provincial Conservative government carved up the Greenbelt. She tells us the land speculators will get over $8 billion in a process that strongly suggests corruption. Three prominent Conservatives are identified by the AG – Premier Ford, Housing Minister […]

H350 challenge to a proposed industrial facility in North Hamilton

H350’s Climate Justice committee has intervened in the environmental review of a proposed new industrial facility in north Hamilton and is formally challenging it. The project is headed by GFL (Green for Life), a large waste management company well known in Hamilton. It owns and operates the Taro dump in upper Stoney Creek and has […]

Ford is showing us who he is really serving

The Greenbelt has been carved up; the Conservation Authorities gutted; wetlands opened for paving; municipal governments financially hamstrung; and massive boundary expansions imposed onto Hamilton and Halton foodlands. There have been over 80 rallies across the province. The tide of anger at Premier Doug Ford is understandable but probably misdirected. It mistakenly assumes that voters […]

Unravelling the Climate Conundrum with Help from Gandhi

We have a problem, a very big one. The evidence is everywhere. The floods in Pakistan; the extreme heatwaves in India, China, Europe and much of the US this year; the droughts driving famine in Somalia and fires in British Columbia and England; and the drying out of the Amazon rain forest to cite a […]