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Hamilton LRT: some city councillors push for poll on the project

A group of Hamilton city councillors, both for and against the proposed LRT project, are combining their resources to fund a poll on the project.

It’s to gauge civic reaction to the plan before a public meeting that’s scheduled for next week.

One councillor who is not participating is Ward 2’s Jason Farr.

READ MORE: Hamilton LRT opponents claim mayor has conflict of interest

He says he’d rather see better information put out about the LRT than a poll of a fraction of the community.

He says a poll of 2,000 out of Hamilton’s half million residents amounts to a survey of .004 per cent of the population.

Farr says some Hamiltonians don’t realize that if the $1 billion that the provincial government has committed to the project isn’t spent on the LRT, it will go to another community.

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