What's Wrong With Hamilton

By Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2006

A recent CATCH article captures precisely what's wrong with our city:

A new standard subdivision agreement form was approved without debate by council but Stoney Creek councillor Maria Pearson took the opportunity to praise "the Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association who worked together with staff on this." Pearson noted the new form "has been a long time coming" and results in "simplifying processes for builders and residents who want to come forward and build homes in our community."

As long as the construction industry - builders, suppliers, contractors, property speculators, real estate agents - maintains its pervasive influence over city business, we will never be able to get our priorities straight and focus on healthy, sustainable development.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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