First and foremost, I support working to ensure Hamiltonians have well-paying jobs and fair wages. I’m committed to listening to residents’ concerns and ideas and I take pride in evolving as a candidate to ensure I’m advocating for residents’ needs and the good of our community.
Loomis shares an important message: “No matter who you are, where you were born, or when you got here – Hamilton is your home”
As I reflect on our campaign and, in particular, our recent debates, I think it’s something that deserves repeating: no matter who you are, where you were born, or when you got here – Hamilton is your home. You deserve to feel welcome in this city. You deserve to have your voice heard. And you have every right to want to contribute to making our city a better, safer and more prosperous place to live and raise a family – whether that’s running for municipal government, volunteering, or simply being an active member of your community.
On Thursday, September 29, former Hamilton Mayor, Bob Wade, and his wife, Ida Wade, announced their endorsement for Mayoral Candidate Keanin Loomis. “We have been so impressed with Keanin during his time at the Chamber of Commerce. We were pleased when he announced his decision to enter the race for Mayor of Hamilton. His excellent record of service, leadership, dedication and ambition make him an ideal candidate for this job.” – Bob and Ida Wade
Hate has no place in Hamilton. It’s sad that in 2022 we still need to periodically make such a declaration. As candidate for Mayor of Hamilton, I condemn all actions of hate like the break and enter being investigated as an anti-semitic hate crime committed on September 6 against a family in Hamilton’s Jewish community.
With our presence at over a dozen events in August and booths at Cactus Fest and Peach Fest, we connected with so many great individuals in our community who care about making change. Many have come on as volunteers, others as supporters. We’ve knocked on doors, we’ve made calls, and we’ve engaged with anyone and everyone interested in what we’re doing.
To demonstrate his commitment to engage with communities across Hamilton, Loomis will host a ‘Town Hall Tour’ in the run-up to the election. The pre-election tour will be open to the public and allow residents of many communities, including Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Binbrook, Flamborough, and Hamilton to meet with Loomis and discuss top-of-mind issues relevant to them.
“Being home to Ontario’s worst road is not something any of us in Hamilton are proud of,” said Loomis. “It’s embarrassing and it’s dangerous for the people driving, walking and cycling on our roads every day. Our plan provides Hamiltonians with the safe, reliable roads they deserve, and gives them a direct line to decision-makers when the quality of our roads isn’t up to snuff.”
When I decided to run for mayor in early 2022, I committed myself to have honest, authentic conversations with Hamiltonians from all communities, diverse groups and all walks of life. This past month, we have continued to lead with this commitment.
We have canvassed nearly all of Hamilton’s neighbourhoods and have had booths at the Festival of Friends and Pride Festival – the only mayoral candidate to do so thus far. Each conversation has better taught me what the people of Hamilton want, and what they need.
Homes for Hamilton aims to build 50,000 new homes across the city, creating jobs and increasing the supply of housing with the goal of bringing down costs for renters and buyers, and building healthy and complete communities. The plan focuses on hiring staff to speed up approvals of new housing, implementing new housing along major transit lines, and to bring gentle density to established neighbourhoods. This will be done while respecting and preserving the character, heritage and aesthetic of our communities.
We are devastated about another fatality on our roads and another child injured while crossing city streets. We commit to learning from every road fatality and serious injury so that no other families have to go through this pain. We will act to make streets safer.