Comment 5938

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 21, 2007 at 12:26:46

Jason,

Dave Braden talked about this in his interview with Maggie Hughes late last year:

http://www.raisethehammer.org/blog/368/

Basically, he argued that City Hall is afraid of dealing with Mac because they know what they're talking about.


"The university, McMaster, is seen as a bit of a threat because they're smart people with real ideas and they're at the forefront, they are the leaders. In our case, the city fathers, they are the ones who are regressive, and they don't want to be seen to be foolish. They don't want to associate with McMaster. ...

"The status of the university didn't go up when a hundred profs signed a letter saying it's a stupid idea to build the Red Hill Expressway, right? The city doesn't want to hear about what intelligent people have to say when they have a broader view and a much more comprehensive view than, maybe, city politicians or city staff."

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