Suburban communities threatened
RE: Amalgamation criticism not constructive (April 27)
The author of this letter claims that we should stop trying to undo history and support amalgamation which was imposed on us a mere 16 years ago.
What proponents of amalgamation fail to realize is that they are the ones undoing history. Ancaster was founded in 1793 and Dundas in 1814. Hamilton was incorporated in 1846. These towns pre-date Hamilton as an entity and will be totally eliminated if wards by equal population are implemented.
The letter also says: “Ancaster does benefit from inclusion in Hamilton” without providing one example. I have a few: Higher taxes, less services and endless squabbles like the stadium debate, Red Hill Expressway and now LRT.
He suggests that we should use our energy to improve our situation. I agree, and de-amalgamation would do just that. Carl Fiamelli. Ancaster