Comment 108681

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 02, 2015 at 13:25:43 in reply to Comment 108670

It's important to note that the population of the City of Vancouver (excluding the larger metro area) grew from 426,000 in 1971 to 603,500 in 2011 - a 41% increase. Meanwhile, the population of the City of Hamilton (excluding the wards that were added during amalgamation) grew from 297,000 in 1971 to 330,500 in 2011 - an 11% increase.

Hamilton has not done a good job of incorporating more people within its urban boundary, and it has nothing to do with whether we're a provincial capital or any other obfuscatory excuses that apologists for the status quo can come up with. It's because our city has continued to follow the standard postwar suburban auto-centric policy line, whereas Vancouver decided to do things differently.

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