Hamilton Spectator: The city’s deadly secret: How a damning report about the Red Hill was kept hidden for years until The Spectator forced its release

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To mark World News Day on September 28, 2022, the World News Day campaign is sharing stories that have had a significant social impact. This particular story, which was shared by the Hamilton Spectator, was first published on June 22, 2022.

An inquiry into Hamilton’s Red Hill Valley Parkway reveals how officials focused on liability — not safety or transparency — when releasing a friction report about the road where people were dying in crashes.

Nearly 13 hours had passed since the start of a city council meeting, including six hours behind closed doors, when Hamilton’s acting city manager emerged from the closed session and publicly revealed something shocking…

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