Councillor Brian McHattie, 2014 Mayoral candidate

“As the Ward One City Councillor responsible for west Hamilton, including the area around McMaster University I have had the great pleasure of working with OPIRG on a number of fronts. OPIRG’s Transportation for Liveable Communities working group has been instrumental in encouraging more sustainable transportation options for Ward 1 and throughout Hamilton. In particular, we have made headway in making the pedestrian environment around the campus and surrounding neighbourhoods safer, and are working together on a new city-wide Pedestrian Committee. Perhaps of most import is OPIRG’s ability to act as a beacon for keen students, interested in using their considerable talents to make a difference in the world. I look forward to continuing to work closely with OPIRG in my time time here as Ward 1 City Councillor.”