Hamilton – March 10, 2018
Hamilton Parliamentarians, Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament, MP, Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas and Ted McMeekin, Member of Provincial Parliament, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale were at the #LOVELOCKEDAY on Locke Street to show their support for businesses vandalized recently by anarchists.
MP Filomena Tassi, wrote “proud of your hard work +(and) service to the community!” She said in an interview “that businesses need to be appreciated. We want the businesses to stay strong, to know that we support them.”
“They contribute so much to our Hamilton community,” she said.
MPP Ted McMeekin wrote “light over darkness, stay strong! Ted McMeekin.”
Speaking to Mosaic Edition MPP Ted McMeekin said, “Gentrification has an upside and a downside. The way we should be responding to it is being in discussion with one another talking about the city we want to build, not by throwing bricks through windows.”
“You will not overthrow capitalism, if that is your goal by throwing bricks through a donut shop. That just does not make any sense.”
Victoria Stirling who has been working at Beverly for about a month was appreciative of the messages of support written on the message boards.
She noted that the Beverly on Locke Street has been a busy spot during the #LOVELOCKEDAY event.
Locke Street businesses have been receiving support from the public after an attack by those who described themselves as anarchists and “ungovernables.”
There are some residents who are not happy at the gentrification and economic revitalization in the area.