Comment 41627

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted June 07, 2010 at 11:24:26

I wrote this on Nov, 06, 2007, back when we had a new mayor and there was hope for a new Hamilton. They chose to call this hope - 'Hamilton Next'.

Looking for solutions in all the wrong places:

"We all have traveled to places in our lives that are sweet and dandy, and near perfect – until we encounter the attitude of people there, and then our whole world turns upside down. And we all have visited places which lack even the basic necessities of modern living, and yet that place is brimming with vitality and flourishing with trade, commerce and arts."

This is about that 'one thing', among many - which continues to hold our city back in time.

Chronological citation of that -one thing- among many that afflicts us:

Article: "Di Ianni ponders run to reclaim mayor's seat"

May 14, 2010 - in Opinion, by A. Dreschel, Hamilton Spectator (Print + on line version)

Email: Response no:1, to A. Dreschel & Otrs.

May 14, 2010 - from Mahesh P. Butani's to A. Dreschel & others. --(Published on RTH and The Hamiltonian as opinion article: "Thank you Andrew")--

Email: Replies to Mahesh P. Butani to above response.

May 14, 2010 - from A. Dreschel and Howard Elliot to Mahesh P. Butani

Email: Response no: 2, to A. Dreschel & Howard Elliot

May 14, 2010 - from Mahesh P. Butani's to A. Dreschel & others. --(Not published on line by RTH and The Hamiltonian. Available upon request)--

Email: Reply to Mahesh P. Butani

May 14, 2010 - from Howard Elliot to Mahesh P. Butani

Article: "Thank You Andrew"

May 14, 2010 - in Opinion, by Mahesh P. Butani, RTH + The Hamiltonian --(originally published on May 14th - but removed by RTH & The Hamiltonian on June 2nd)--

Article: "Bloggers and the Boutique Generation"

May 17, 2010 - in Opinion, by Mahesh P. Butani, RTH

Blog: "Will the real Larry please stand up?"

May 31, 2010 - in Media, by Mahesh P. Butani, RTH

Article: "Tossing around racism crosses the line"

June 2, 2010 - in Opinion, A. Dreschel, Hamilton Spectator --(Print only + No on line version found to date)--

Blog: "RTH Removes Letter"

June 02, 2010 - in Media, Editor, RTH

Email: Response to A. Dreschel in connection to his article of June 2nd.

Jun 3, 2010 - Mahesh P. Butani's personal email response to A. Dreschel --(available for review upon request)--

Blog: "RTH Removes Letter"

June 04, 2010 - Howard Elliot's on line comments: Comment-1, Comment-2, Comment-3.

Blog: "RTH Removes Letter"

June 05, 2010 - Mahesh P. Butani's on line response: Comment-1, Comment-2.

Letter: "Good luck to all mayoral candidates..."

June 05, 2010 - Published in 'Letter to the Editor', Hamilton Spectator --(Print + on line version)--

Documents and references referred to in my last public response:

Discourse and the Denial of Racism + Discourse in Society

Uprooting Racism

Reproducing Racism: The Role of the Press

Racism, the press and freedom of expression

New(s) Racism: A discourse analytical approach

Political discourse and racism

Canadian Charter of Rights

Canadian Human Rights Act + (c33, s5)

Ontario's Human Rights Code

Municipal Election Act, 1996

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2010-06-07 10:39:51

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