"What would you do with 32?"
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - At its 55th Annual Convention, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades
Council of Ontario passed a Resolution yesterday to work with the
Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance in its campaign to build support
for more investment in a regional transportation system for the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
CivicAction and the 40+ members of its Regional Transportation Champions Council launched their "What would you do with 32?" campaign on October 10.
Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and
Construction Trades Council of Ontario, is one of CivicAction's
Regional Transportation Champions.
At www.your32.com, CivicAction invites residents across the GTHA to answer a simple
question: "What would you do with 32 extra minutes a day?" and imagine a better quality of life fueled by a better
transportation network. On average, commuters will save that much time
daily if the regional, multi-modal transportation plan, The Big Move, is funded and built in the next 25 years.*
"This campaign is unique in its active push to bring everyone - road and
transit users, taxpayers, businesses, members and students - into the
discussion," said Patrick Dillon. "We want people to talk about how the
transportation system could be so much better, and how their day-to-day
lives would be better with greater investment in the system."
Building the projects in The Big Move is projected to create 430,000 new jobs and generate $21 billion in
employment income. Source: Metrolinx.
The Resolution commits the Provincial Building and Construction Trades
Council of Ontario to work with CivicAction to promote The Big Move and ensure that new and sustainable funding sources are secured for the
expansion of the region's transportation infrastructure.
"We need investment in a better transportation system that is efficient,
accessible, affordable, and fully connected across the entire GTHA,"
said Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of CivicAction. "This
resolution is a vote of confidence from the people who face congestion
getting to work sites every day, and who will be instrumental in
constructing the new infrastructure that comes with greater
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario is an
organization that represents 150,000 construction workers in the
SOURCE: Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
For further information:
please contact Business Manager Patrick Dillon:
Tel: (416) 347-8245