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Slogging towards Tomorrow


From: Shift Change


This chapter examines the activities of the Hamilton Roundtable and other similar institutions, which sought to bridge the gaps between government, the non-profit sector, business, churches, and individuals who have experienced poverty. Organizing, outreach, and policy proposals from organizations like the Roundtable have let to positive developments in Hamilton, such as the city’s Chamber of Commerce agreeing to a living-wage framework. This chapter also explores the role of transportation in the gentrification debates, especially the proposal to construct a light rail transit line in Hamilton’s downtown.



Stephen Dale

Stephen Dale is the author of four previous non-fiction books exploring issues ranging from the rise of the media-based environmental politics of Greenpeace; the impacts of suburban culture on politics in Canada and the United States; and the role of youth-focused propaganda in creating support for the bloodbath that was the First World War. He's been a freelance contributor to leading Canadian and international publications, was Canadian correspondent for InterPress Service news agency, and has created numerous radio documentaries for the CBC. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.