Comment 27840

By righton (anonymous) | Posted December 06, 2008 at 05:03:16

Councilwatch you are absolutely right. If it hadn't been for the persistance of John Munro in the seventies we would have lost the International status. It is proper that Munro's name be displayed, he did more for Hamilton during his tenure than any other politician. Federal money built Copps Coliseum and the Convention Centre during the economic slowdown of the late seventies and early eihgties and he established the Need Committee with such luminaries as Dr McIvor of McMaster U., Keith McIntyre Mohawk College,
Jack Shephard VP Dofasco, Harry Greenwood Labour Council, Ann Jones Regional Council, Bill Powell Mayor and his succesor Bob Morrow, Joyce Mongeon Business, Maurice Carter Chamber of Commerce. There were others but these were the heavyweights. I know of this because I was a lowly secretary to the committee, seconded from McMaster. Ryan, if we forget to name our pioneers they will forever be forgotten.

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