Ted Arnott, MPP
Wellington – Halton Hills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2012
MPP Arnott tables resolution against Alternative 4-3
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is continuing his efforts in the
Ontario Legislature to call attention to the drawbacks of Alternative 4-3 of the GTA West
On May 15, Mr. Arnott tabled a resolution in the Ontario Legislature telling the McGuinty
Government to publically commit to ending further consideration of Alternative 4-3 of the
GTA West Corridor Study.
“Our community has been very clear. We don’t want this highway cutting our community
in two,” Mr. Arnott argued. “The Government should listen to the people of Halton Hills.”
The resolution reads:
That in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Transportation should announce that
Alternative 4-3 of the GTA West Corridor Study, which could result in the construction of
a new highway cutting through the Town of Halton Hills, has been removed from further
“This is the outcome we hope to achieve,” said Mr. Arnott. “We are asking for a public
commitment by the Government to put an end to Alternative 4-3.”
Mr. Arnott has strongly supported the position taken by the Council of the Town of Halton
Hills and the Council of the Regional Municipality of Halton on Alternative 4-3. Together,
they have established that a new highway built along the Alternative 4-3 route would cut
the community in half, destroy farmland and heritage sites, and have a negative impact
on our local environment and property values.
“I also want to thank Wendy Bruchal and the Concerned Residents Against
Superhighway in Halton Hills (CRASHH) for all the work that they’ve done,” he added.
Mr. Arnott has long maintained that not only would Alternative 4-3 be detrimental to the
community, but with the growing provincial debt, the Government simply cannot afford it.
He has also supported the Town’s alternative idea of widening the 401, consistently
calling it a more cost-effective approach.
He has worked hard to raise awareness of this issue in the Legislature. Last September
he released a ten-point plan of the steps he wanted to take before Christmas to get the
Minister to shelve Alternative 4-3. He has raised the issue in the Legislature on multiple
occasions, including asking questions to the Premier in Question Period. He has also
highlighted the issue in his newsletter, written and spoken directly to both the Premier
and the Minister of Transportation, drafted a petition, and insisted on a briefing with
senior officials in the Ministry of Transportation, after the Minister’s staff dragged their
The resolution is considered to be on the Legislature’s agenda, but no date has yet been
set for its debate.
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