Comment 100804

By jayrobb (registered) | Posted May 02, 2014 at 10:25:21

Yes, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has been an LRT champion. Also worth looking at how their citizens have voted.

The provincial ridings of Mississauga Streetsville, Mississauga East Cooksville, Mississauga South, Mississauga Brampton and Mississauga Erindale are all held by Liberal MPPs. The Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, holds the Mississauga South riding.

The federal ridings of Mississauga East Cooksville, Mississauga South, Mississauga Brampton South and Mississauga Erindale are held by Conservative MPs.

What's the political uplift for the province and feds to invest in Hamilton's LRT? Just two of our seven provincial and federal ridings are held by the parties in power. And in the last provincial election, we voted out a Cabinet Minister who was a Hamilton advocate at Queen's Park.

Having local MPPs and MPs who have the ear of the Premier and Prime Minister and advocating on Hamilton's behalf would make City Council's job that much easier.

Will be interesting to see how we vote in the next provincial and federal elections.

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