Municipal Politics at Mac with Maureen Wilson on February 6

January 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The MSU is excited to host Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson on February 6 for a discussion on municipal politics centred on the themes of sustainability, student housing, and transportation. The MSU and Councillor Wilson have an open conversation on these important municipal issues and share their ongoing work in making the city of Hamilton a better place for everyone to live.

The event will take place from 1:00 – 2:30PM at TwelvEighty. Students will also have an opportunity to ask Councillor Wilson questions during the event or can click here to submit a question for Councillor Wilson or the MSU. For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page.

Ryan Tse, Associate Vice-President Municipal Affairs, highlights MSU advocacy efforts on student municipal priorities this year.

“In October, we published our 2020 Municipal Pre-Budget Submission with six recommendations for the 2020 Hamilton city budget, including providing year-round bus service for McMaster students, funding of a city-wide sidewalk snow removal service, and adopting city-wide bi-weekly landfill waste collection.”

Click here to access the Municipal Pre-Budget Submission. In addition, throughout October and November, the MSU met with seven city councillors to advocate for the priorities laid out in the budget submission, while throughout November and December, the Municipal Affairs team conducted an off-campus lighting survey to assess the effectiveness of city lighting in the areas surrounding McMaster. The MSU has also been involved in a number of local community and city-wide associations throughout the year, including the Ainslie-Wood/Westdale Community Association, the Ainslie Wood Community Association, the Hamilton Transit Alliance, and the Hamilton Youth Steering Committee.

For more information, please contact:

Shemar Hackett
Vice President (Education)
vped@msu.mcmaster.ca

(905) 525 9140 ext. 24017

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