Will Hamilton Become A Sanctuary City? Emergency & Community Services Committee

Will Hamilton City Council formally declare Hamilton a Sanctuary City?

This is the big question in front of Council’s Emergency & Community Services Committee today as a motion moved by Ward 1 Councillor (and Mayoral candidate) Brian McHattie to declare Hamilton a “Sanctuary City”.

Declaring Hamilton a “Sanctuary City” is mostly symbolic, with undocumented individuals able to currently access nearly all City services.

The motion does call for the Province and Federal government to review their policies towards undocumented individuals and access to services.

Also on today’s agenda, renewing the Homeless Partnering Strategy, and Social Service Use by those from outside of Hamilton.