This edition of the Cityist is called Debunking the Myth of Fiscal Prudence OR Read Any Good Books Lately?
It’s an op-ed about a myth of near Shakespearean proportions that happened at, and after, some comments made by Ward 7 Councillor Donna Skelly about the Hamilton Public Library and their budget request for 2017.
Think of it as Donna Skelly’s “I come to praise the HPL, not to bury it” moment.
I’d like to end this myth that has risen up around Councillor Skelly’s question about the relevance of the Hamilton Public Library. Fiscal conservatism that doesn’t wait for facts before making its point gives fiscal conservatives a bad name. It’s time to stop mouthing hollow “fight for the taxpayer” platitudes that might be appropriate at a rally, but are not even nearly appropriate in our Council Chambers.
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The Graham Crawford Show, with your host Graham Crawford
Executive Producer: Alex Zafer
All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media in downtown Hamilton.
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