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Monday, May 16, 2016

Bubble Trouble?

Clr. Collins thinks a referendum on the LRT issue is necessary to ensure all Hamiltonians are heard. Clr. Merulla appears to believe that a referendum is like a poll or snapshot and should not be relied on. Further, he seems to suggest that it is a cop out of sorts on the leadership front. Clr. Green suggests a referendum is irresponsible and 'ridiculous', given that the funds are coming from the province. Clr. Aidan Johnson suggests that referendums can over simplify complex issues. (see Spec article by clicking here ) 

While all these varying opinions swirl about, it is undeniable that the 2014 election yielded a turn out of only 34.02% of eligible voters. 

The LRT issue sounds like it is bubbling to the surface once more. 

8 comments:

  1. AnonymousMay 16, 2016

    So, over 65% of eligible voters in Hamilton, did not vote. So, any of the counselors cannot say that they truly represent the masses. So, it follows that a referendum is needed and warranted. Collins is the only one with his head on straight.

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  2. its certain that councillors who oppose a vote dont think voters matter

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  3. AnonymousMay 17, 2016

    Yes, let's refuse $1B in transformational infrastructure investment for a project that has years of supportive data and studies (and unanimous council votes, occasionally) to its credit. Then we can do away with mock indignity when our requests for sprawl-supportive stopgap funding is declined as throwing good money after bad. Hamilton as been at war with its own best interests for over 40 years. Why stop now?

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  4. AnonymousMay 17, 2016

    A referendum would resolve the issue of whether there is large scale support for LRT.

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  5. AnonymousMay 18, 2016

    Referendum Question: Do you agree with spending $1 million to conduct a non-binding public opinion poll?


    http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?art=111&param=68

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    1. yes hold the referendum and make it binding

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    2. AnonymousMay 19, 2016

      "There have been no binding referendums in Canada"

      http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/content/lop/researchpublications/bp328-e.htm

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    3. I am aware of that, doesnt mean there shouldnt be

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