New Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath chats sewage leak, Doug Ford and taxes

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December 5, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath chats with insauga’s Khaled Iwamura about Hamilton’s sewage leakage, Doug Ford, taxes

Questions:

Over 337 million litres of sewage ran into Hamilton Harbour over 26 years — undetected until recently. Take us through its discovery and what your responsibilities are as mayor.

Are there other investigations going on now to see if there are other sewage leaks in Hamilton?

What are your thoughts on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 – How much will taxes go up with this Bill with no modifications?

What needs to be done to satisfy the municipalities?

Hamilton lost one of its pro sports teams, the Honey Badgers, who are relocating to Brampton due to renovations that will close FirstOntario Centre. Is the city in danger of losing other tenants, like the Bulldogs and Toronto Rock?

You will now have to work with Premier Doug Ford…How is your relationship with him?

Fred Eisenberger legacy, I feel, is LRT. What is your role now in ensuring the project is successful?

There is a lot of on-the-ground opposition to Ford opening up Greenbelt.
Where do you stand on this?

Hamilton is certainly on an upward trajectory, but what will it take to put the city over the top and have it live up to its potential?

First place you ate at once you became mayor of Hamilton.

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