April 24, 2005

This is Sickening

Shame on City Council for having considered this disrespectful act against the greatest Mayor Hamilton has ever had!
It makes me sick to see Council being this disrespectful!
From the Hamilton Spectator:

Copps Coliseum name up for sale
By Jacquie De Almeida
The Hamilton Spectator
The city’s entertainment board will consider taking Victor Copps’s name off Copps Coliseum if it can find a big-name corporate sponsor.

If you name something in honour of a great person, you keep that person’s name on it!
What a stupid get rich quick scheme!
Of course, it would not be a city council related story without Sam Merulla adding his two cents:
Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla favours selling the naming rights. But he said losing the Copps name entirely would be disrespectful and remove all historical significance of the city-owned building.

“This (facility) was named for a reason,” Merulla said. “We can find a compromise somewhere.”

No, Sam there is not a compromise here. It either remains Copps Coliseum or not.