The LRT rhetoric has ballooned to the point where once again the provincial government has had to step in to clarify for a lost Hamilton.
Over the past week or so the same usually suspects at council, who questioned the stadium but never really offered a tangible solution, are clouding the issues on LRT.
Some are recommending a referendum on the LRT.
Why elect a government if the people are qualified to make the tough decisions?
It’s nothing more than passing the buck back to the voters who elected them for their ability to lead.
Another councillor is assuming we can tell the government we would just like the $1 billion cheque to spend on what we want and can leverage the next election to do so.
MPP Ted McMeekin had to confirmed the $1 billion is designated for LRT and any other about face would, at the very least, move us to the back of the line and possibly lose the money altogether.
I’m not a big fan of the Liberals either but all parties agree on the need for more modern transit.
PC leader Patrick Brown said on my show he would not cancel transit plans if elected and would honour previous commitments.
The real question is….
Does Hamilton finally want to get ahead of the curve and be as successful as the rest of Southern Ontario, or stay behind as always, wondering why we have less than the rest?
Time to put on your big city pants Hamilton, and do some heavy lifting, if you want to play in the new world.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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