The Spec won’t print this let­ter

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Re­mem­ber LRT is meant for to­mor­row (Aug. 4)

This let­ter writer says that even though many in Hamil­ton op­pose the LRT, Mac stu­dents will all welcome it. I’m afraid that she is miss­ing a key point. Our taxes may keep go­ing up and up to keep pay­ing for the LRT but the same stu­dents do not pay taxes and all the ex­tra costs will bring more hard­ship to low-in­come fam­i­lies and se­niors who are al­ready hav­ing a very hard time to even put food on the ta­ble.

Please do not say ‘But the prov­ince is giv­ing Hamil­ton one bil­lion to pay for the LRT.’ Where on earth do you think that money is com­ing from? Out of our pock­ets. LRT has been a pie-in-the-sky idea from the start, just a few on Hamil­ton coun­cil want­ing to be re­mem­bered.

I doubt this let­ter will be printed be­cause lead­ers at The Spec­ta­tor are, shall we say, lean­ing a lit­tle more to­ward hav­ing the LRT. Frank Kitts, Hamil­ton

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