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Raise the Hammer is a website dedicated to providing a variety of views and approaches to the goal of making Hamilton, Ontario, a great city.

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Have a Heart on Family Day

From Feb. 12 to 17, encourage social media users to send messages to the Minister of Community and Social Services through Twitter and Facebook @HelenaJaczek to #haveaheartODSP this Family Day!

February 12, 2015

OW/ODSP Clawbacks Hurt Abused Women

We need to change the current social assistance policy so women on OW and ODSP are no longer required to pursue child support from their abusive ex-partners in order to keep their benefits, says this writer.

May 29, 2014

Let's Bring Back Postal Banking

Postal Banking will promote financial inclusion and address the problems many communities and individuals in this country have with getting access to banking services, says this writer.

December 10, 2013