Hamilton’s steel committee has met for the first time in several years.
It was reformed last week, following U.S. Steel’s announcement that it will not be resuming steel production in the city.
Mayor Bratina says the municipality’s main role is to fight for the security of eight thousand pensioners.
Other topics for the committee range from the future of the increasingly idle industrial lands, to the potential tax impact of U.S. Steel’s decision. The company is currently appealing its nine million dollar annual assessment.
Bratina is also suggesting a motion urging the federal government to use Canadian steel on its projects.
Councillor Scott Duvall has been named chair of the committee.