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The Spectator’s view: An extraordinary list of LRT supporters

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Let’s recap exactly who and what these LRT supporters are: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Mohawk College, the public and Catholic school boards, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, Environment Hamilton, Sustainable Hamilton Burlington, Hamilton Blue Dot, McMaster and Mohawk students’ associations, Hamilton Home Builders Association, Realtors […]

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LRT: Let’s Reduce Taxes

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The current municipal election is about light rail transit (LRT). That’s unfortunate because Hamilton’s housing crisis should really be the main election issue. The second most important topic ought to be road safety. Every neighbourhood in Hamilton is confronting the dangerous consequences of cars speeding and failing to stop on residential streets. And what about […]

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Light Rail and Gentrification

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I’ve heard from some close allies and friends of mine that they are concerned about Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and what implications it holds for the forces of gentrification in Hamilton. I understand that there has been a lot of concern that the LRT system is only going to exacerbate the issue of […]