Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2011
GTA West Corridor study should be suspended, Arnott says
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is calling upon the McGuinty
Government to immediately suspend the GTA West Corridor Study.
“Our community’s opposition to the McGuinty Liberals’ GTA West Corridor Study continues to
gain momentum,” Mr. Arnott stated. “I have listened and taken action, supporting Town
Council’s position that ‘Alternative 4-3’ is not in the best interests of Halton Hills.”
Mr. Arnott believes it is becoming increasingly likely that the Hon. Kathleen Wynne will no longer
be Ontario’s Minister of Transportation soon after October 6th.
“Even if the Liberals are somehow re-elected, you could expect a significant Cabinet shuffle,
and the average tenure of recent Ministers of Transportation has been quite short,” he said.
“It’s not like it was in Jim Snow’s day.”
Mr. Arnott says it would be prudent for the Government to put the GTA West Corridor Study on
hold, pending a comprehensive review of the province’s transportation priorities. This would
allow a new Minister to take a fresh look at the practicality, feasibility, affordability, and
environmental impact of the proposals after the election, especially ‘Alternative 4-3.’
“If Kathleen Wynne thinks she can stop the Niagara-to-GTA Corridor through Niagara Region,
but ignore our people, she is in for a wake-up call,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
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