Comment 53797

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted December 24, 2010 at 12:39:02

SayItAin'tSo - First of all, I know that Hamilton Hydro wasn't sold, that's why I put "privatization" in quotations. My point was and still is that the suburban parts of Hamilton Hydro are extremely minor when compared to both the number of customers in and the hydro consumed by the old city over decades which is what generated the majority of the value in the first place. That's why I said it was "rooted almost exclusively in the old city" as opposed to, speaking of "shameful revisionism", your innaccurate characterization that I suggested "the money generated for it is only the old city's".

Somehow you also missed, or to be charitable, possibly didn't understand, my final point "Most importantly, however, regardless of where the Future Fund came from, it's been mandated for certain specific uses, one of which is downtown revitalization. Confederation Park doesn't help that at all and in fact does the opposite."

I'm not sure what the acknowledged mandate of the future fund has to do with where I live, but, in any event, I'm registered with RTH and my e-mail address and a quick cross-reference with a telephone book would reveal both who I am and that I do, in fact, live in the country, not in the suburbs, but in the country on a century farm.

I'm intelligent enough to examine a situation and come up with a conclusion based on the facts not where I live. My subsequent post regarding suburban development reveals that. Just because I live in the country doesn't mean that I can't see that a revitalized downtown has benefits for everyone regardless of where they live. I'm also sufficiently wise to avoid the us versus them, city versus suburbs, selfishness that clouds the more important issue of what's best for the City as a whole.

As to suggesting that I was lying about my residency, what are you prepared to do, publicly, if you're wrong? Outing youself as an anonymous poster would just indicate that you've somehow now got the guts that most of us have already displayed.

Comment edited by realfreeenterpriser on 2010-12-24 11:43:04

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