The Pan Am Stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We chose to build it at the West Harbour. Now it's time to stand behind our choice. Show your support.

Doctors: West Harbour the Healthier Choice

Posted July 28, 2010

From a public health point of view, the west harbour is the healthier choice as a site for the future Pan Am Stadium. In April 2009, the city of Hamilton's Medical Officer of Health, stated that the city "should advocate for social determinants of health".

Social determinants of health include employment, the environment and health services. We strongly advocate for the proposed West harbour development plan as it would directly benefit the health of our urban community through these determinants of health. As the 'Code Red' series for the Spectator stresses, 'band-aid solutions' for the health of the city's poor are ineffective.

We have before us an incredible opportunity to bring unprecedented capital to our city to foster positive change for the downtown core, its residents, and ultimately the health of the city as a whole.

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