Submitted by Ward 2 Councillor Cameron Kroetsch

Hasnain Khan with his mom Uzma Qureshi and Councillor Kroetsch

January marked the first full year of this new Council term and we’re excited about it! It’s also the continuation of Council’s budget deliberations, which will run through to the end of March, so I’ll be spending a lot of time at City Hall until then.

In January we restarted the Ward 2 Community Council, launched our office website (, released our newsletter at the end of the month, and made plans for our first neighbourhood town hall. Our first stop on the town hall tour will be in the Beasley neighbourhood this winter. We’ll be rotating through each of the neighbourhoods over the next 4 years, once per quarter, and plan to be in the North End later in 2023. Stay tuned for an update about the exact date, time, and location. The town hall meetings are not only a chance for me to update you on what’s happening at City Hall but to talk about neighbourhood plans and to hear from you how we can make the North End better.

Since my last update, I joined Hasnain from the Ward 2 Team at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion’s Annual General Meeting where he was voted in as its Treasurer. It was a proud moment for all of us and I’m glad I could be there with Hasnain and his family to celebrate his achievement. As some of you may know, I was on HCCI’s Board before running in Ward 2 and have many fond memories of my time there.

 As always, the Ward 2 Team is here to support you. We have fielded hundreds of resident calls, emails, and messages on social media since taking office on November 16 and would be pleased to hear from you. Please reach out to the Ward 2 Team at or through our office phone number at (905) 546-2197.