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By: Hamiltonians For Progressive Development  09-12-2011

Hamiltonians for Progressive Development (HPD) has announced that it is appealing the decision of Hamilton City Council to convert scarce employment land to another big box power retail centre on Centennial Parkway at the QEW. The appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board will be filed shortly.

HPD believes that the conversion of these employment lands to commercial uses contradicts Ontario’s Smart Growth initiatives, the principles of Vision 2020, and the recently-approved first Official Plan of the City of Hamilton. HPD takes the position that Hamilton cannot afford to lose opportunities for job creation within the urban boundary and argues that the conversion of these lands will create unnecessary pressure to push Hamilton’s urban boundary into prime agricultural land.

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