TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Six days remain for Ontarians to send a loud
and clear message to Dalton McGuinty, John Tory and Howard Hampton to fix
Ontario's neglected roads and bridges. Commuters can make their voices heard
by casting their electronic ballot online at www.worstroads.ca. Alternatively,
they can cast a paper ballot at CAA stores across Ontario or at select CAA
"Through this campaign we have travelled across the province listening to
Ontarians who have told us they're fed up with the costs of driving on
Ontario's roads," said Kris Barnier, Provincial Affairs Specialist CAA
Ontario. "Not only do they pay gas tax and registration fees that are not
dedicated to fixing our roads, but they are paying exorbitant costs to repair
the damage that these roads do to their vehicles."
In its fifth year, Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads campaign gives
Ontarians the opportunity to let elected officials and candidates, at all
levels, know that they want their roads fixed. Over the past five years,
municipal governments have taken action, or have committed to take action, to
fix 95% of the roads named to the annual Top 20 Worst Municipal Roads list.
Voting for Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads, which began on August 20,
2007, ends on Sunday, September 30, 2007. Voters who log on to
www.worstroads.ca can also send an electronic postcard to their mayor and/or
the party leaders of their choice that says they want their provincial gas
taxes spent fixing their local roads and bridges.
Final results will be announced by the end of the first week of October,
following the tabulation of online and paper ballots and a physical inspection
of the roads.
For further information:
For further information: Karen Gordon, Squeaky Wheel Communications,
(416) 699-1624 office, (416) 997-9478 cell