Back in January, Mayor Fred Eisenberger called for the Federal Government to locate the headquarters of a new economic development agency in Hamilton.
The federal budget allocates $1 billion over five years for a new organization called Southern Ontario Development Agency to address the dramatic loss of manufacturing jobs in the past few years.
With Hamilton's economy in transition, Eisenberger argued, the "unique experience" of shifting from steel to the "new economy" would "make Hamilton the ideal location for the new agency."
Today, the Spectator reports that Conservative MP David Sweet (Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Waterdown), NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre) and Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin (Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Waterdown) have joined the mayor's call.
Sweet, a member of the governing Conservative Party, stated, "As southern Ontario's oldest industrial and manufacturing hub, Hamilton is the ideal location for the new agency."
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