Another Hole to Fill
MP Stan Keyes, whose Hamilton West riding has been plagued by the recent water main breaks, said Ottawa has been spending money on municipal infrastructure and will continue to. But he said it has to be balanced with the other priorities of the country.
“There is a point at which the federal government will not go into deficit,” he said. “We have to get into priority spending.”
While Keyes decried finger-pointing between various levels of government, he said Ontario could be doing more priority spending of its own.
“Maybe we don’t need tax cuts this year. Maybe we need to invest more in municipal infrastructure,” Keyes said. “I don’t think there is a resident on Locke Street who would disagree.”
At least a few Hamilton West residents are a little fed up with all the political finger-pointing. Crews were pumping water from brothers Tom and Tim McDermott’s basement yesterday as the family made a list of all the items damaged on Sunday — golf clubs, memorabilia, bicycles and appliances. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)