With the 2021 federal election campaign underway, the City of Hamilton has released its federal priorities aimed at building better lives for all residents and supporting community growth.
Through collaboration with the Federal Government, there is opportunity to achieve Hamilton’s five priorities:
1. Supportive Housing and Tackling Poverty
Addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations through supports for homelessness and an affordable housing strategy.
2. Impacts of Climate Change
Disaster mitigation and adaption support for areas either impacted or at risk of being impacted by the effects of climate change.
3. Strong Economic Recovery
Investment in critical infrastructure to support economic development and continued support for workers and businesses recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
4. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Support for marginalized communities that have been impacted by hate-related incidents, namely, the Black, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, 2SLGBTQIA+, and Indigenous communities.
5. Championing Rural Communities
By committing to universal internet access and applying a rural lens to policy and funding decisions.
This initiative is a collective effort between Mayor Fred Eisenberger, councillors and the City Manager’s Office to better inform all federal candidates running in our community. These priorities will be provided to all candidates.
- Date modified: