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Ryan McGreal

Ryan is the founder of Raise the Hammer, a frequently visited blog that provides a forum for people to discuss current civic issues. He is well known for his support of LRT, complete streets and progressive change.

Paul Wilson

Paul writes a weekly column for The Hamilton Spectator on the people and places that make Hamilton such an interesting city. You can check out Paul's latest columns here.

Maureen Wilson

Maureen is one of the founders of The Useful Knowledge Society which promotes discussion and learning related to urban ideas affecting Hamilton.You can check out their page on Facebook.

Peter Graefe

In addition to his teaching duties at McMaster University, Peter is a regular contributor to mainstream media on issues related to government, politics and social change.

Graham Crawford

Graham co-owned a large management consulting firm that did work internationally for over 25 years. He sold the business in 2001 and in 2005 retired back to Hamilton, where he grew up. He considers himself to be a critical optimist. 

Alex Zafer

Alex is a well-regarded professional photographer who has shown his work internationaly in galleries and in publications. He has served as Director of Photography and Director / Producer on many many film and video media productions.

Dave Beatty

Dave has operated QED Media for 30 years and has worked with some of the top names in the music business in Canada and internationally as a producer, musician, manager and recording professional.

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