Comment 34610

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted October 08, 2009 at 11:51:26

Rusty,

I agree that Hamilton needs to market itself on more than just being cheap. However, claiming that "no one" is here by choice is not helpful or accurate.

Hamilton both benefits and suffers from being a large city close to Canada's largest city: we have to compete in a way that somewhere like Portland or Halifax doesn't.

In many ways the attitude to Hamilton reminds me of the "it's grim up North" image of northern England in the UK (where North meant anything north of the M25, including Birmingham).

Maybe Hamiltonians are really transplanted northerners:

"Hear all, see all, say nowt. Eyt all, sup all, pay nowt and if tha ever does owt for nowt allus do it for thi sen"

Our cheapness and lack of community initiative would certainly appeal!

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