By Jason Leach
Published September 26, 2007
What do you expect from a US consultant hired to tell us how wonderful a new highway will be?
Hamiltonians aren't as dumb as we used to be. We were told grandiose visions and incredible projections regarding job creation and turning the economy around back when Red Hill was a debate.
I suppose some of the projections are coming true in the form of movie theatre jobs and part-timers at Tim Horton's.
The big difference this time is that Mid-Peninsula Highway will roar through great farmland and rural communities between here and Fort Erie.
I can't wait to see our local media attempt to portray farmers, rural residents and hard-working old-timers as crazy, nut-job, left-wing wackos as they begin to oppose this unnecessary highway.
Perhaps the government should start by expanding VIA rail into Hamilton and GO into East Hamilton/Niagara.
If we're so concerned about congestion, let's at least give people an option other than the QEW.
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