Tony Greco, the owner of Mr. Tony's Hair Design on Locke Street and one of Brian McHattie's challenger's in Ward 1 (the other is Raymond Paquette) calls the West Harbour stadium location a "White Elephant" in an appeal for support on his website.
Criticizing McHattie for representing "the views of a few over the views of a majority of residents on numerous issues", he blames "the waste of time and resources on the West Harbour site" for the possibility that Ward 1 residents may become neighbours to a stadium at the CP Railyards site.
On a City level, the incumbent councillor has been a leading proponent of the West Harbour Stadium site, stubbornly refusing to consider any alternative sites, even after it became obvious that there would be no prime tenant for the stadium and it would become a costly “White Elephant” for the years to come. His verbal attacks on Bob Young and the TiCats were of no assistance in finding a solution that works for all stakeholders. As a result of the waste of time and resources on the West Harbour site, we have been confronted at the last minute with the Longwood Road/Innovation Park site (which was never appropriate and has fallen through) and the Aberdeen Avenue/CP Rail Yard site, which the City has virtually no time to properly investigate.
Greco also ran against McHattie in 2006 and received 2,676 votes to McHattie's 5,068.
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