He talks the talk while Ontario's left to walk the walk
TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - When it comes to transportation Dalton McGuinty
can always be counted on to provide more talk than action.
Today in Thunder Bay he announced that there have been discussions on the
building of a new kind of train. There is no word on whether or not the trains
are actually going to be built and, if they are going to be built, how much
Dalton McGuinty intends to spend to subsidize their construction and, if they
are built, how much Dalton McGuinty is planning to spend to buy them.
Here are some more examples of Dalton McGuinty's transportation talk:
- Dalton McGuinty promised the GTTA over and over and over again -
on page 21 of his 2003 platform, then on page 33 of the 2004 budget,
then page 119 of the 2005 budget, then, yet again, on 110 of the
- Then, once it was finally established, Dalton McGuinty ignored it and
announced his own $17.5 billion plan for transportation. Only problem
is that not one penny is going to be spent until at least 2011 on
- And don't forget the "seamless" GTA fair card that was supposed to be
implemented within 18 months of Dalton McGuinty's coming to power. It
took nearly four years before a pilot project was announced and the
card is virtually useless to anybody who lives or works in the City
of Toronto because it will only be accepted at five of Toronto's more
than five-dozen subway stations.
People spending more time in more cars as they take longer and longer to
get where they're going. And don't forget the dirtier air this causes.
But don't think Dalton McGuinty can't take decisive action when it comes
to resolving transportation and gridlock issues - for himself.
After all, this is the man who spent at least $1 million on private
flights for trips as short as from Toronto to Hamilton.
For further information:
For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760