Fuddy-Duddy re­port is ‘in­ef­fi­cient’


The Hamilton Spectator - - Comment -

How can a di­verse coun­try such as Canada have a re­port list­ing only 13 cities as be­ing na­tional?

In 2016 there were 50 Cana­dian cities with pop­u­la­tions over 100,000. So let us have a factual re­port in or­der to an­a­lyze this prob­lem. Com­par­ing Toronto and Van­cou­ver to Saska­toon and St. John’s is not re­al­is­tic.

If this re­port is des­ig­nated to im­prove mo­bil­ity and trans­porta­tion op­tions for teenagers then make it a log­i­cal as­sess­ment. Com­pare land size with pop­u­la­tion to the pub­lic trans­porta­tion op­tions makes more sense.

Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor, you just sen­sa­tion­al­ized this in­ef­fi­cient re­port by al­lo­cat­ing it to the front page. It was a missed op­por­tu­nity to in­ves­ti­gate why only 13 cities were in the re­port that com­pared Toronto, Mon­treal and Cal­gary (pop­u­la­tion in the mil­lions) to Que­bec City and Hamil­ton (in the half mil­lions) to St. John’s (109,000) which is only the size of Guelph. In this time of LRT dis­cus­sions, The Spec un­for­tu­nately dropped the ball on this ar­ti­cle on pub­lic trans­porta­tion and how it af­fects our youth. Sheila Drury, Mount Hope

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