David Sweet, MP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
Re: City left to fund bulk of Grightmire project, Feb. 7.
Please allow me to provide some clarification to this article when it comes to the assertion that only one of 18 Hamilton projects was funded.
First, Dundas was not overlooked. As reported on Jan 31, federal government invested $502,274 in the Dundas Eco-Park project under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). This will benefit all Dundasians, as well as future generations.
Plus, as was noted in the article, the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre will be receiving $500,000 in federal funds under CIIF.
Four other projects
What was not noted were the four other projects in Hamilton receiving federal investments under CIIF.
These include Sackville Seniors Centre renovation on the Hamilton Mountain, $650,000; Emergency Homeless Shelter (Salvation Army) downtown, replacement of roof, $71,500; Hamilton Community Aboriginal Friendship Centre renovation, $223,071; Eva Rothwell Resource Centre, improving accessibility, $150,000.
That’s a total of six infrastructure projects throughout the greater City of Hamilton. Consequently, it is clear that the federal government continues to invest in the communities of Hamilton, including Dundas and Ancaster, as part of our Economic Action Plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. These are investments that all citizens of Hamilton can be proud of and will enjoy for generations to come!