A group of local politicians have penned letters of support for Hamilton’s LRT project.
One letter is signed by MP’s David Christopherson, Paul Miller and Scott Duvall, as well as MPP’s Andrea Horwath, Ted McMeekin and Monique Taylor.
The letter sent to Mayor Fred Eisenberger’s office says they believe “Light Rail Transit will be a great benefit and building it is the right thing to do for our community.”
The letter says LRT will attract new investment and new jobs and will mean rising property values and assessments, which will benefit everyone in the city.
It also urges council to re-affirm its commitment to continue working with Metrolinx on the 1-billion dollar, fully-funded by the province initiative.
Another letter from Liberal MP Filomena Tassi says she has “full confidence in our local leaders,” and supports “City Council’s several successful resolutions that choose LRT as a way forward for improve transit infrastructure” in Hamilton.
Local Liberal MP Bob Bratina, who did not add his name to the letter, tells CHML News he “will support city council’s decision on LRT,” but also adds “there are a number of questions that need to be answered.”
Flamborough-Glanbrook Conservative MP David Sweet did not sign the letter either.
CLICK HERE to read Filomena Tassi’s letter.
CLICK HERE to read the letter signed by the other MP’s and MPP’s.