By Ryan McGreal
Published November 29, 2007
...but some voters are more equal than others. Here's an instructive anecdote about last night's council meeting from Nicole MacIntyre's Hall Marks blog:
Councillor Brad Clark noted the irony that earlier in the council meeting the majority agreed to refer an issue about development application fees back to planning because of one letter from the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders Association, but wouldn't do the same after receiving dozens of calls and emails about transit. After the meeting, one clearly upset councillor remarked to me "Poor people don't vote."