Mr. Mitchell's Q/A is below. If we receive a reply from Clr. Ferguson, we will also post it verbatim.
We note that you responded to some extent to Clr. Ferguson's remarks in The Hamilton Spectator, alleging that you are seemingly solely to blame for the stadium location not being at the West Harbour. We are not asking you to defend yourself against those remarks however, we are interested in your views as to why these remarks may be playing out at this moment in time. Some might see the timing of those remarks as odd, given the turmoil that was sustained and the decisions that finally ensued. Any thoughts as to why the Clr. would be so openly critical of your involvement now, when we are on the cusps of moving forward with the decided design?
Unfortunately I do not.
I'm sure Councillor Ferguson has his reasons and motivations, however its unfortunate that we are discussing a very positive decision that was made by numerous levels of government, including the city of Hamilton, nearly two years ago.
Its time to look ahead to a brilliant new stadium that will hold thousands of hours of community programming, great cultural and entertainment events and world class professional and amateur sport. Its an exciting time and we are thrilled and proud to have played a small part of bringing this great new facility to our city.
Thanks Scott for engaging with Hamiltonians on The Hamiltonian