November 29 2016, Hamilton, ON – As the news emerged earlier today, we are saddened to learn the Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, Captain Thomas McQueen who is from Hamilton, did not survive.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain McQueen’s family, friends and colleagues, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces during this difficult time.
Mayor Eisenberger has instructed Staff to have the flag outside Hamilton City Hall be lowered to half-mast.
The walls of the Mayor’s Office will be used to highlight and promote local artists. In conjunction with Canadian Mental Health Week, the first exhibit features the works of Hamilton artists from Cottage Studio. Cottage Studio is a unique art program that is open to all individuals recovering from mental illness to promote mental health through creative art.
The exhibit will be in the Mayor’s office until the end of August. The community and media are invited to attend the Opening Reception today, or visit the Office of the Mayor this week to view the artwork.
HAMILTON, ON April 27, 2016 –As this is a formal complaint, and as I am both mayor and a member of the Police Services Board, it would not be proper to comment while the matter is being investigated.
My position on carding in general is well-known: it is indiscriminate, targeted, street checks, without the suspicion of a crime. As far as I’m concerned this must not be practiced and it is proper that it be banned.
March 22nd, 2016, Hamilton, ON – I am saddened to learn of the passing of Councillor and former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at the age of 46.
It’s a stark reminder that while we’ve made great progress, cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada -responsible for 30% of all deaths. It’s a difficult time for a family; I recently lost a sibling to cancer.
On behalf of the City of Hamilton, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. We are sorry for your loss.
HAMILTON, ON – March 14, 2016 – Thank you to Premier Wynne, Minister Ted McMeekin, Minister Glen Murray and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews for your strong leadership on affordable housing and our collective homelessness crisis.
I am pleased that all three levels of Government share a common focus. Ensuring we are working with the private sector is also vital for municipalities to achieve our goals for poverty reduction. Good housing options are the foundation and provide more than shelter: they offer stability, security and dignity.