Thank you council for preserving and further enhancing our beautiful waterfront park
There is absolutely no need for any cricket pitches.
Based on what?
HOWEVER, given the demographics of Chad Collins' ward, this move is a brilliant political move.
It will be used by citizens of ward 5 and others. That's the idea behind planning and developing public parks for residents. That's his job.
What bothers me is that during the stadium debate, Collins exploited his control over Confederation Park and, [b][u][i]based on all information in the many posts on this site[/i][/u][/b],
What information? if you use this board to inform yourdelf about Confederation, you are woefully uninformed.
essentially vetoed the stadium at Confederation Park by getting his council members to side with him. Now Collins is going to strike gold with the cricket caper.
Dictator Collins? It was a council decision, and a wise one IMO. Valuable public parks are not there for the taking by the likes of developers such as Osmington. They are not entitled to prime public lands.
I just cannot believe that the long tradition of Tiger Cat and CFL football was thrown aside in terms of the Confederation Park option for the new stadium, in favour cricket pitches.
I can't believe that either because it's not true. It's [b][i]one[/i][/b] cricket pitch
Where’s the hate on for the 2 soccer pitches?
Where’s the hate on for the trails?
Where’s the hate on for the Scourge and Hamilton?
Where’s the hate on for the natural forest and pond?
Where’s the hate on for our beautiful public park?
You have to be kidding me. With all due respect, The "Hammer" is synonymous with CFL football and the Ticats, like it or not. No amount of spinning is going to make Hamilton the new cricket capital of Canada. I have not yet heard the usual posturing that perhaps with these pitches we can become the home of the Canadian National Cricket Team or be home to development cricket leagues etc
Hamilton has an Ausssie rules football field, complete with Aussie rules goal posts. Is Hamilton trying to be "t[b]he new Aussie rules football capital of Canada[/b]?" What about the countless soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, hockey rinks, tennis courts, swimming pools, bocce courts, lawn bowling fields? Is Hamilton trying to be "[b]the new _______ capital of Canada"[/b]?
lSorry folks, but in my opinion, this is another example of Hamilton council politicians using their influence and tax payors' money for their own political benefit.
Boy oh boy does this city need limit on how many terms one can serve on council.
Elections coming soon folks, remember the Confederation Park cricket pitches at the polls when you fill in your ballot.
Collins does not need the votes. He is one of the most popular councilors in the city. In 2010, in a field of 4 candidates, he garnered almost 2/3 of all the votes. That’s a huge
majority , especially in a field of 4.
You can total all the votes for all 3 other candidates, and Collins still had more than double that total.
2010 Ward 5 election results
Jaswinder BEDI 1220 11.87%
Chad COLLINS 6876 66.92%
Frank RUKAVINA 1512 14.72%
Dave STACEY 667 6.49%