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In the September issue of Report on Business magazine, writer Trevor Cole took a long, hard look at Hamilton, Canada's hardiest town, and asked the question, What will save this city? Its fortunes, once dominated by the presence of Stelco and Dofasco (not to mention a slew of blue-chips like Proctor & Gamble, Levi Strauss, Westinghouse and others), have long since faded. "The image Hamilton as a grime-covered palooka destined for defeat has now hardened into something self-perpetuating," writes Cole. "But no city is just one thing, and no fighter only loses." Can the Hammer pick itself up, dust itself off and rebrand itself as a high tech wonderland? Trevor Cole, a resident of Hamilton, takes your questions.

You can read Trevor's story here

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