Comment 45859

By slodrive (registered) | Posted August 17, 2010 at 14:22:08

I'm all for city building and urban renewal, but we cannot take a scorched earth approach to it. I believe we can make the Ticats happy and have a solution for the West Harbour. I think if anyone thinks Bob Young is going to be laughing all the way to the bank, they are sadly mistaken. The CFL requires some element of support to work -- especially when large capital investments like stadiums are required. Fact of life in Canada. The bottom line is that profit will be narrow no matter what.

Losing a 141 year old part of our heritage, the 200+ jobs and countless tangible and intangible benefits that go with it is unacceptable. What's the value of 858,000 seeing and hearing "Hamilton" for 3 hours last week on TV? Gotta be worth something.

I think the city can still offer up alternative sites and still have room (perhaps on an ongoing basis) for West Harbour revitalization. In 10 years or so, it will be the Ticats who will be kicking themselves for not jumping on this opportunity.

The only way a positive and productive solution can come of this -- which includes long-term benefits for our downtown -- is to have the Ticats a part of our community.

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