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Show Your Disappointment With City Leadership

By Graham Crawford
Published April 23, 2008

Heritage in Hamilton was dealt a major blow last week. The Balfour Building is gone.

While there are any number of areas of concern related to its destruction, one that is perhaps most troubling is the lack of leadership shown by our elected officials including, and perhaps most particularly, Mayor Eisenberger.

The building is gone, but the leaders of this city remain.

Will you please agree to attend the City Council meeting on Wednesday night to show our disappointment with our current leaders?

A large showing of engaged but angry citizens from all walks of life and from all parts of the city is an important image for Councillors and the Mayor to see.

This is not a plan generated by radicals. It is a considered action taken by people who are tired of Hamilton's heritage being destroyed as a result of a lack of leadership. We trust that you agree.

We will convene outside of the Albion Room on the second floor of the Hamilton Convention Centre at 6:55 pm. The Council meeting begins at 7:00 pm. We anticipate that your participation will not need to extend beyond 7:15.

Graham Crawford was raised in Hamilton, moving to Toronto in 1980 where he spent 25 years as the owner of a successful management consulting firm that he sold in 2000. He retired and moved back to Hamilton in 2005 and became involved in heritage and neighbourhood issues. He opened Hamilton HIStory + HERitage on James North in 2007, a multi-media exhibition space (aka a storefront museum) celebrating the lives of the men and women who have helped to shape the City of Hamilton.

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By brodiec (registered) | Posted April 23, 2008 at 19:44:47

Great showing everyone! We even got the thumbs up from one of the Free Flamboro dudes!

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By DownWater (anonymous) | Posted April 24, 2008 at 08:04:11

You guys were disgusting. It is because of you our taxex are going up and you don't care a whit. You'd rather save your ruins!
You looked like clowns with your silly signs. Old people and young punks. Get a life.

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By davekuruc (registered) | Posted April 24, 2008 at 15:47:36

Wow - way to be positive there "downwater"...

What have you done for your city lately?

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted April 25, 2008 at 08:00:11

Anonymous posters opinions carry little weight...

For it is a time like no other to inform pall groups That crowd council's chamber hall sully of troops Brawl our heritage fall while a dung wader dupes Crying "shame on you all" then bends down and scoops The remnants to gall where he wastes here small poops

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By Baystreeter (anonymous) | Posted April 27, 2008 at 09:19:35

I suppose DownWater is telling us he/she is from Waterdown and hates Hamilton. That is why Councillors stiffed you. Too bad so sad.

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