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Ward 1 Candidate: Lyla Miklos

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Lyla Miklos has been involved in several organizations in the past. In particular, she held leadership positions for the Hamilton Pride Festival, the LGBTQ advisory committee for the city of Hamilton, Elect More Women and Hamilton’s status of women advisory committee. She is now an education worker for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

Miklos describes herself as queer, feminist, sex positive and a labour activist. Her platform is focused on affordable housing, public transit and access and equity.

She supports landlord licensing and wants to educate students on tenant rights. She also wants to increase enforcing of existing housing bylaws and ensure that future developments are affordable.

Miklos states she has a strong commitment to improve the transit system, noting that she herself frequently depends on the Hamilton Street Railway.

“Having a dependable and efficient public transit system is what truly defines a world-class city,” said Miklos.

She is also a strong supporter of light rail transit and what it represents as a commitment to natural resources.

“Students should believe that in voting for me that they will have an ally at City Council who values them and their contribution to the community,” said Miklos.

More information about the candidate’s platform can be found at www.lyla4ward1.weebly.com

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Author: Ryan Tse

Ryan Tse is a second year Arts and Science student. In his free time, he enjoys cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs, drinking coffee, reading articles in The Athletic and listening to all kinds of music. He spends most of his time in HSL and BSB.