Monday, December 14, 2015

7- Candidate Robert Bolton

In our series entitled "7", The Hamiltonian will provide all candidates who are registered to run in the Ward 7 by-election, equal access to The Hamiltonian to get their message out. As per our standing policies, The Hamiltonian will remain nuetral and will allow all an opportunity. Our series continues with Ward 7 candidate Robert Bolton. Enjoy our Q/A with Robert:
1. Why are you running for Ward 7 Councillor. What are you hoping to achieve by doing so?

Over the last 12 plus years ward 7 has been seen and not heard. We are almost 70,000 strong, and have not had a voice at city hall. Too many councilors have secret agenda's as you have seen with the last federal election. I believe that I am the voice that ward 7 needs. I was born and raised in this ward. My father is a retired Steel worker who has lost his retirement to a US company, I do not feel that enough was done at the city level to prevent this. To sum this up we need a strong voice and that is me.

2. What do you think are the most pressing issues facing the Ward and facing the city as a whole. How would your contributions help to resolve these issues?

Some of the most pressing issues are: a) our streets are not safe ie: the alley ways around Concession and Upper Wentworth , b) theft of a families Christmas lights c) public transit for the southern reaches of all the wards on the hill d) speed of the
Linc & Redhill as i was almost killed a few weeks ago recovering a vehicle d) the lose of public high schools in and around the ward.

3. What is your current assessment of this installation of City council? Are you satisfied with their performance. What, if anything, might you add to council that would be unique or new? 

Council appears to be working together but i feel they need a reality check. I am a working man in this city and sometimes I feel council forgets that we are a working city

4. How can people reach you to ask you about your position on matters or to otherwise engage with you? 

I can be reached at robertpaulbolton@gmail.com or at 905 961 8016

5. Tell us a little about yourself, on a personal note. Your hobbies, likes, dislikes, background etc. Anything that would have people get to know who you are on a more personal basis. 

I have been a coach , sports director, past President of Eastmount Community Centre, gone from Wolf Cub to Scout leader, former Director of C.A.P. Concesson Street BIA
Sacred Heart farmers market I have been a tow operator in the city for over 20 years,, Former MCPL in the A;SHofC like bowling fishing out door activities of all seasons

6. Is there anything else you would like to add? 

I would like to wish all candidates a warm felt good luck


  1. Really, how about my parents who don't have a company pension plan at all. Will the City help them with US Steel workers? They saved on their own, why should they have to help out those at US Steel?

    When will the Province mandate minimum qualifications to run for municipal government? This post is antagonistic, not something needed to run a billion dollar corporation. I'm tired of my tax dollars being spent on Councillors that aren't in touch with reality and "new blood" that has an axe to grind.

    Robert is clearly a person that can't see the bigger picture and that although I don't live in the ward I will have to pay my hard earned dollars to fuel such positions.

    Ward 7 residents, don't look for someone who will create a poisoned atomoshphere but one who can work with others to create a great city.

    We can't keep electing those who only focus on the little picture and not those who move the entire City forward.

    1. You're giving "Anonymous" a bad name. Employees who worked at Stelco would have contributed their own wages toward their pensions. And they would have planned for their retirement expecting a pension. Besides, because your parents, like myself, didn't have a pension, does that mean everyone should equally suffer?

  2. I think affordable housing is a lot more important than the theft of Christmas lights. It's extremely difficult to find decent rental accommodations in this city.


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