Comment 39182

By Kiely (registered) | Posted March 26, 2010 at 16:00:51

"What about linking LRT to the wider political environment, and making it an election issue? Could it be possible to get politicians to think of a well-funded and well-orgnized Hamilton LRT-lobby (and voters) when it comes time to create the budget? Is it possible to make Hamilton LRT into a major point of interest and concern for the provincial ruling party?" - thompsmr

That would be nice, but difficult. There is already the urban versus rural divide in this province. Then if you do get the province to focus on urban issues it is often difficult for them to look past Toronto. Do I see a Hamilton lobby being able to scare an entire political party? Probably not... Unless swine start flying and Horwath's NDP get elected.

Best we can probably hope for at a provincial level is to push our MPPs until we get our point across and they start getting things done for this city at Queen's Park. And if they don't/won't/can't, turf them out and elect new ones.

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