Comment 121026

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted March 29, 2017 at 15:22:52 in reply to Comment 121023

Also keep in mind that over half of our councilors come from amalgamated towns that have no love lost for Old Hamilton. They identify as coming from Dundas, Flamborough, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Waterdown and it does not serve them well politically to do anything that might appear to help the original part of the city of Hamilton. This is the main reason why a tiny bus-only lane near our downtown got removed. It's presence had no bearing whatsoever on any of the amalgamated areas but it was killed as it was deemed as being some sort of improvement to the area (even though outwardly of course their reasons were because it affected traffic etc etc).

The real slap in the face is that the conservative governments that are routinely elected in those areas are the ones that introduced amalgamation. Hamilton proper has been NDP and a little bit liberal for years.

Comment edited by ergopepsi on 2017-03-29 15:43:19

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