Comment 67236

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted August 02, 2011 at 14:54:53 in reply to Comment 67213

If we had a referendum on LRT, I expect it would pass (the LRT referendum in Grenoble passed with just over 50%), provided the referendum was on a final proposal including financing.

If we do not have a referendum, the chances are lower and would depend on effectively organizing by those who support LRT to convince the majority of councillors.

I think it would be helpful in Hamilton to have slates of candidates with clearly defined platforms, such as Vancouver has (right wing NPA, left wing COPE, Vision Vancouver etc.) This works better in a non-ward system like Vancouver, but even in Hamilton it would give voters a much better idea of the team they were electing and would make councillors more effective. It would also lower the advantage for candidates who win simply because of name recognition.

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