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The Graham Crawford Show

The Graham Crawford Show was created out of a belief that we need to talk about the issues and opportunities facing Hamilton in a way that generates debate and fosters understanding. The goal of show is to provide smart, progressive talk from regular panelists, subject matter experts, and personal observations. The show is posted weekly and always focuses on issues affecting you and the City of Hamilton. All of the people involved in The Graham Crawford Show do so because they believe that dialogue creates understanding. And the more we understand our city, the better we can all help it to realize its potential. All of the shows are recorded in downtown Hamilton in the studios of QED Media. Let’s talk Hamilton.
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Feb 5, 2018

There was a time when all members of the senior leadership team at the City of Hamilton were men. What was the most recent year that was true?

Was it 1990? 2000? 2005? If you picked any of those years, you’d be wrong. The correct answer is 2018.

That’s right, the unstoppable City of Hamilton is once again run by men. Next to the City Manager, the most senior title in the City is General Manager. We have 4 of them. Dan McKinnon is General Manager of Public Works. Jason Thorne is General Manager of Planning & Economic Development. Mike Zegarac is General Manager of Finance & Corporate Services. And Paul Johnson is the new General Manager of Healthy & Safe Communities. All other personnel report to these GM’s or to the City Manager.

All men. All white. All chosen by City Manager Chris Murray. Can’t you just feel the diversity?

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The Graham Crawford Show, with your host Graham Crawford

Executive Producer: Alex Zafer

All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media in downtown Hamilton.

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1 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    Lisa Dale
    Your point about gender and this City is both valid, and a city planning and process farce and tragedy. However much this is a topic very dear to me, and thank you for tackling this, it really does depend on who you deem senior management. Those within the City don't confine top power to these 5 or 7 you've named, and about 14 don't report to anyone but The City itself, i.e. Chris Murray. In other words, they don't have any others senior to themselves, nor do they have bosses, beyond Mr. Murray, if even he can be called their boss. Your General Managers are titled well, yes, but the top power spreads to at least 13 or more, and includes some (not enough) women. I double checked my understanding with the Manager, Strategic Planning, Capital and Compliance at City Of Hamilton, that I happen to be related to, and this is so.
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