Statement on Hamilton LRT

Dec 16, 19

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca released the following statement:

 

From the first day he was elected, Doug Ford has been searching for a way to kill the Hamilton LRT. Now, he has achieved his mission at great cost.

A real leader would have just been honest with the people of Hamilton from the get-go.

Today, after months of wasting everyone’s time, Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney continue to make their planning up as they go along.

The people of Ontario have seen this show before.

Ford said the deficit was billions higher than it actually was and then used that as an excuse to deliver deep cuts to autism services, education, environmental protection and much more. Transportation is his latest target.

In 18 months, Doug Ford has had three transportation ministers and yet it seems that they’ve all been asleep at the switch. They continue to be rudderless and have no plan, and the people of Hamilton and the people of Ontario deserve better.

If elected leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and ultimately Premier, I will invest in expanding in public transit in every corner of the province. And I will work collaboratively with our municipal partners to make sure that we deliver transit service that works both locally and regionally.

 

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