'Daffy:' Hamilton mayor on Cambridge councillor's idea to annex Flamborough
'Surely there are more pressing issues in Cambridge,' Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says a plan by Nicholas Ermeta to have Flamborough become part of Cambridge is "daffy."
Eisenberger, who is seeking re-election, tweeted the comments Thursday afternoon.
"Another daffy notion from a Cambridge councillor looking for attention," Eisenberger tweeted. "Surely there are more pressing issues in Cambridge that needs to be taken care off [sic]."
Eisenberger also used the hashtag #sillyseason and questioned whether Ermeta was "smoking something."
Agreed. It appears they have legalized marijuana in Cambridge already. They are certainly smoking something there & it isn't Cuban cigars. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yikes?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#yikes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HamOnt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HamOnt</a> <a href="https://t.co/Czhr6JhCIa">https://t.co/Czhr6JhCIa</a>—@FredEisenberger
Ermeta, who is the incumbent ward 8 councillor in Cambridge and who is seeking re-election, proposed Flamborough should become part of Cambridge this week in an interview with CBC K-W.
He said it was because Flamborough had been split up by new municipal boundaries in Hamilton and it was in danger of losing its "rural voice."
Ermeta said he hopes the provincial government will consider the suggestion as it reviews municipal governments.
When reached for comment on these suggestions, a spokesperson for Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark said, "It would be inappropriate for the minister to comment on issues raised during an ongoing municipal campaign."
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