Comment 77531

By Serendipity (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 16:44:00

Zephyr, I think you missed my point. The "majority" of not only North Enders, but all Hamiltonians, including the City, involved in the years-long planning processes voted not to have a stadium. Not sure what your views were during that time but a yea to the stadium vote, just 4 years or so before the pan am debate, back then would have put you in the very slim minority. In fact, I can't think of one person who wanted a stadium during the commonwealth stadium time; rather, people were relieved the stadium saga was over back then.

As well, if you are not aware, an EA does pack some punch for the City, Prov and Feds and, for citizens, is a protection of sorts. Some loud, and late, voices to the party cannot simply overturn an EA. The WH stadium locale was doomed from the start of the pan am process; unfortunately, no one told the pro-west harbour folks the truth and ultimately they were strung along for some time before the whole picture came out. I can understand your, and others, frustration for I would be fuming too if I had been taken for a ride; however, I was part of the city-wide planning process, including the EA, and knew all along the WH stadium wasn't going to fly during a second round of "games" talk."

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