Comment 43116

By RonPlinte (registered) | Posted July 12, 2010 at 08:07:57

(MattJelly, way to keep holding Larry Dianni accountable for his complicity in cheerleading the expressway. He was the one in the mayor’s chair in 2003 when our natural legacy, the Niagara Escarpment forest, at King’s Forest Park, was clearcut and bulldozed, and other “environmental improvements” were undertaken!)

When I saw Saturday’s front page image of a car surfing off of the Red Hill-can-it-be-called-a-boondoggle-yet Monstrosity, I would have “laughed like a school…” boy, if it wasn’t for the tragedy of all those 100’s of millions of dollars in public expense, and years of debt burden we are saddled with thanks to the Hamilton Council expressway “zealots”.

What I did do was tip my Tilley hat to Don McLean, Joe Minor and the legions of active citizens, whose volunteer work in the public good consistently raised these kinds of concerns to Hamilton Council about the ill-fated expressway. I now recall witnessing in a Toronto courtroom, along with Friends of Red Hill Valley, how Hamilton’s expensive lawyers fought off the environmental assessment of the expressway implemented by the Canadian government, on technicalities. It is becoming crystal clear now that this was not in the best interest of the proper planning of this massive public project.

Comment edited by RonPlinte on 2010-07-12 07:36:22

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