TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - John Tory's position on the use of aircraft by
the Ontario Provincial Police to crack down on dangerous driving is clear:
July 4, 2007
In a press release John Tory said:
"Street racing and high speed driving don't belong on our roads and
highways. Current penalities are weak and those who go to court end up
playing 'let's make a deal' instead of facing serious consequences for
their actions. It's time to stiffen penalties, end sentencing deals and
urgently give police the resources they need."
Tory then called for the immediate approval and funding of a pilot
project for OPP enforcement aircraft to target dangerous drivers based on
successful programs south of the border.
August 13, 2007
In a speech to the Police Association of Ontario, John Tory said:
"I committed last month to funding an aircraft that could go after
aggressive drivers. My bold prediction is that Dalton McGuinty, since he
has no genuine policing plan, will, once again, follow my lead."
Dalton McGuinty's record? It's just as clear.
52 days have passed since OPP Commissioner issued the call for aircraft
to crack down on dangerous driving. McGuinty has not acted.
It took him more than a year to respond to calls from the PC Caucus for
stiffer penalties for street racing. And then, even though the street racing
bill was passed by the Legislature on June 4, 2007, the stiffer penalties
still haven't come into effect. And won't for another six weeks.
Dalton McGuinty said it best when he said, "The best predictor of future
behaviour is past behaviour."
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For further information: Michelle Pennell, (416) 325-9109