Join the CBC Hamilton Community Election Panel at the Hamilton Public Library on Saturday, October 15

Change is coming to Hamilton – but what will it look like? Join our panel of community voices – CBC Hamilton’s election reporters – to discuss what’s at stake in this election, whose voices may be missing from policy promises or campaign discussions, and what the next chapter for this city might look like. , depending on the result of the vote on October 24.

Your participation in this discussion will also help inform election coverage – we hope you will consider joining us!

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Hamilton Room
What: A free and lively discussion about the 2022 municipal elections in Hamilton

To note:
The library area is fully accessible.
Masks are strongly encouraged.
The panel is free but space is limited in the Hamilton Room.


Five CBC Hamilton election reporters will speak at the October 15 community panel: Sonia Hill, Gavin Stephens, Mohamad Bsat, Anabelle Ragsag and Shayyan Husein. (Submitted by Sonia Hill, Gavin Stephens, Mohamad Bsat, Anabelle Ragsag and Shayyan Husein.)

Gavin Stephens is a comedian who has been featured at the Just for Laughs festivals in Montreal and Toronto, as well as the Cape Town Comedy fest, and Austin’s SXSW, was named one of StarTV’s « 10 Funniest Canadians », chosen as Best Local Stand-Up Comic in NOW Magazine’s Readers Choice poll and hosts the Uncolonized podcast.

Anabelle Ragsag is co-founder of Filipinas of HamOnt, holds a Stephen Lewis Doctorate in Social Policy 2022-2023 at McMaster University School of Social Work, and previously studied at the University of the Philippines and Carleton University.

Sonia Hill is Mohawk, Lebanese and mixed European, with family ties to the Six Nations. They were born and raised in the city and suburbs of Hamilton, are a proud non-binary, female, two-spirited, urban native, friend, partner, aunt, kitty mom, cousin, brother, sister, neighbor and more. Currently, they are completing a Masters in Sociology at McMaster University, are the Director of the Indigenous Sustenance Reclamation Network (ISRN) and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Solidarity Task Force with CUPE 3906.

Shayyan Husein is a Grade 12 student at Orchard Park High School in Stoney Creek, a Canada Learning Code Graduate Ambassador Teen and an avid sports player.

Mohamed Bsat is a first-generation Filipino, Lebanese and Palestinian Canadian. He is a staff lawyer and practices housing and human rights at the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC). Mohamad is also an avid runner and is the founder of the Air Up There running team.

The panel will be moderated by Eva Salinas, Executive Producer of CBC Hamilton.

All of CBC Hamilton’s election coverage can be viewed here.


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