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Hamilton Next Essay Published in Spectator

By Ryan McGreal
Published July 20, 2011

The Hamilton Spectator has published an essay written by your humble RTH editor as part of its Hamilton Next series of essays on the city's future.

Titled, "Hamilton needs an urban focus to build for the future", the essay seeks to argue that Hamilton is a city, not a bedroom community, and that this understanding should focus our priorities.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By JasonAAllen (registered) - website | Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:38:30

Nice piece putting the LRT debate in larger context - happy to see The Spec publishing it. Looks good for both of you!

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By jason (registered) | Posted July 20, 2011 at 13:44:13

with CHML rapidly becoming less relevant than a dinosaur, it's nice to see the Spec jump on the opportunity to become a progressive voice in Hamilton.

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By screen name (anonymous) | Posted July 20, 2011 at 13:53:04

Ryan McGreal wrote--'Council just voted to increase development charges by 2013, but the city will still charge only 60 per cent of what it is allowed to collect — even 100 per cent would not actually cover the full cost of development.' I think I saw CATCH discuss this a couple times, in June as I looked in their list. Does RTH sometimes credit CATCH as a discussion or even info source--but someone could of got this himself from the city's info.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 20, 2011 at 14:03:57 in reply to Comment 66596

It's publicly available information, but CATCH has done a lot of work to connect the dots. Don McLean of CATCH recently wrote a piece for RTH on the development charge issue.

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By screen name (anonymous) | Posted July 20, 2011 at 14:13:26 in reply to Comment 66600

Yes, Don did write that--and every right-crackpot crawled out to trash him for the trouble--but at least the few notable trollers care enough to read RTH! Although...

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 20, 2011 at 14:18:49 in reply to Comment 66602

A quick query against the RTH content database shows we have directly referenced (CATCH) in 42 different articles and blogs.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2011-07-20 14:19:02

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By Me 109 (anonymous) | Posted July 20, 2011 at 17:49:43

insult spam deleted

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By Tongue (anonymous) | Posted July 20, 2011 at 17:57:40

Budgies in bad times?

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