Comment 72137

By fmurray (registered) | Posted December 12, 2011 at 07:59:42

I read an article in Walrus magazine about Toronto and it could have been an article about Hamilton. The culture of "no" is very much in existence in Toronto too. We want a world-class city, but are not willing to pay for the foundational items that contribute to being world-class - like a good transit system.

One thing I found interesting is the article mentions that Metrolinx is supposed to be non-political and fund transportation options that are needed and that studies show are feasible. So why do we keep going back to the perception that we have to have a mayor who's onside? It should be irrelevant. If the studies show that LRT is the way to go for Hamilton it should make absolutely no difference what our mayor is saying or not saying. Metrolinx and the province seem to be trying to wiggle out of the commitments they made. Dalton McGuinty for one is already well aware that Bob Bratina doesn't speak for his constituents. If we lose our opportunity for LRT, it will be because Metrolinx doesn't place a high priority on Hamilton's needs.

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