Council Spends Over an Hour Behind Closed Doors Getting Ready for OMB Ward Fight

Councillors voted for their own gerrymandered wards, despite a clear warning from expert consultants that the gerrymander will be indefensible at a Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

As Council is fighting against their own experts, they’ve had to retain outside lawyers – at taxpayer expense – to fight the case.

The OMB pre-hearing is scheduled for August 3rd, 10am, at Dundas Town Hall.

Hamilton City Council GIC for February 1, 2017: Ward Boundaries and More

Hamilton City Council meet for their first GIC of February, the headline issue was the final vote on Ward Boundary reform. Councillors voted for their own gerrymandered wards, despite a clear warning from expert consultants that the gerrymander will be indefensible at a Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

Councillors also received a task force report on workforce development, which will guide numerous private and public sector partners in the coming year.

Full video replay.