Go Vote Hamilton

Ontario Election / June 2, 2022

Ontario Provincial Election (YUCK!) Digested

Several of our Hamilton Chapter folk worked hard with our friends from Hamilton 350 to get the Stop Sprawl message out and connect with voters, using our Hamilton Chapter govotehamilton.ca website to post canvassing messages and other notices. The results were mixed: we didn't have the number of canvassers we hoped for, and we weren't able to unseat pro-sprawl fan Donna Skelly. However, we are grateful to our regional organizer Vi Bui and the CoC national office for all its support of our campaign, and we had some meaningful conversations with voters that may well have borne fruit.

We also know that many CoC members worked as individuals on campaigns and we were all happy that Sandy Shaw was re-elected as she is a true friend to the environment. Some excellent young candidates also came forward and we hope to see them running next time!

WHAT'S NEXT? Our joint Hamilton 350/Hamilton Chapter team will be active in the Hamilton Civic Election that's slated for October 24, to help ensure that the new Hamilton City Council is strong and progressive. The team learned a lot and its members got to know each other during the provincial effort, and so we hope to be even more effective this time! To join the joint civic engagement team, drop the steering committee a line at chapterhamilton@gmail.com

Do you want a government that will protect farmland and respect Hamilton City Council’s vote to freeze our urban boundary and work within it to provide homes for everyone, while conforming to provincial regulations?

Do you want a government that doesn’t just say it’s “For The People,” but acts like it on everything from Health Care, Housing, Sprawl, Conservation of species and wetlands and the Climate Crisis, to respecting Indigenous sovereignty and municipal decisions?

Remove Corporate influence and respect communities' decisions.

Protect Ontario’s farmland, greenspace, and ecosystems.

Strengthen healthcare and stop the privatization of hospital services.

Affordable housing, quality public services, and good jobs.

Allied Campaigns

Ontario Voters Coalition

A volunteer, people-powered movement to elect a well-informed, responsive, and responsible government in June 2022.

ontariovoterscoalition.ca

Not One Seat

A grassroots, 100% volunteer-led organization, made up of people from across Toronto and around Ontario who are deeply concerned about the damage another Ford majority could do to our community.

In Hamilton, volunteers aim to unify the progressive vote against Flamborough / Glanbrook MPP, Donna Skelly.

NotOneSeatflamglan.ca

Basic Income Now

For a Basic Income Now because it is Urgent, Effective and Affordable. It is the foundation of a sustainable economy and healthier society for everyone.

basicincomenow.ca

Stop Sprawl HamOnt

"Hamilton needs No Urban Boundary Expansion to save farmland. And we can make the city better at the same time."

ssho.ca

Save Our Streams Hamilton

A coalition of citizens advocating for the preservation of waterways, wetlands, streams, habitat, forests, and biodiversity in Hamilton.

saveourstreamshamilton.org

Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign

A non-partisan campaign promoting awareness on the climate crisis and environmental issues. Empowering citizens and urging political leaders with your democratic voice to drive the urgent transformational changes needed to secure the present and the future of all Ontarians.

ontarioclimateemergency.ca


WANT TO JOIN GO VOTE HAMILTON?

Be a part of our team of volunteer canvassers, digital wizards, and non-partisan campaign strategists! The outcome of the election isn’t known, but there will definitely be camaraderie and community building. We invite you to share in it!

Meet the Go Vote Hamilton Partners

Hamilton 350 is organizing to win bold climate action that puts people and the planet first.

We're a grassroots, volunteer-run organization affiliated with 350.org — a global network of everyday people organizing for climate justice and 100% renewable energy.

We have a general meeting on the third Wednesday of every month, which is a great place for new volunteers to get started.

Learn more at hamilton350climate.org.

The Council of Canadians brings people together through collective action and grassroots organizing to challenge corporate power and advocate for people, the planet and our democracy.

The Hamilton Chapter meets on the last Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome!

Learn more at cochamont.ca.