Comment 114413

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted October 29, 2015 at 08:49:48

Guys Brampton hasn't cancelled the LRT they (the misguided Brampton City Council) are just taking time to re-evaluate their LRT route, they have not cancelled it in any way. Remember, just how wishy-washy, past Hamilton City Council's and Mayor's had been on LRT. That being said, I would not want to be a Brampton councilor right now! All they had to do was just shut up and take the money and continue lobbying for more money for their Queen St and east LRT route proposals.

A friend of mine who lives in Brampton is not surprised, every councilor who voted no were active Conservative Party supporters during both provincial and federal elections and publicly challenged any LRT lines for anybody, not just Brampton. He also said that there is a huge block of people in Brampton that don't want any development in the historic downtown but along Queen St. instead, as the "new downtown" of Brampton.

Its also highly unlikely that the province will redirect the money for Brampton somewhere else. Imagine how many times that other cities could have made the argument that Hamilton's LRT money should have been directed somewhere else, given past attitudes in the city by many local politicians and the ex mayor towards LRT. Taking away money earmarked for one city also sets a very bad example and precedent to follow.

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