The Mayor has put a great deal of reliance on a senior management workplan (see it here) that met with the endorsement of council. In that workplan, there was clear direction to "aggressively" ( not mildly ), pursue All Day Go Transit. And it appears as though the Mayor did just that, culminating in a committment to Hamilton that the province will fund all the necessary capital for the new planned Go stations and service upgrade. Looking at this part of the workplan in isolation and the corresponding actions, the Mayor should have received a hero's welcome. Obviously, something he (and staff presumably) have done, worked.
So why is the picture strained? The issue appears to be that the aggressive way in which All Day Go was pursued, was at the expense of another priority of Hamilton City Council; that
being, LRT. Did the Mayor do some reckless horse trading, resulting in LRT being unduly downgraded as a Hamilton priority? Or do you believe he made a good move, securing All Day Go for Hamilton, regardless of the heat he is now getting for allegedly working outside of council direction where LRT is concerned? As a Hamiltonian, can you understand his actions, or do you think he was way out of line?