Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2013
MPP Arnott reintroduces resolution on Morriston bypass
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has tabled once again a resolution in the
Ontario Legislature calling upon the Minister of Transportation to put the Morriston bypass onto his
Ministry’s 5 year plan for highway construction.
“My resolution is intended to highlight the importance of the Morriston bypass project to our
community and to continue to put pressure on the Government,” said Mr. Arnott. “I want to make
sure that the need for the bypass is on the Minister’s mind as he develops his new 5 year plan after
the provincial budget.”
Mr. Arnott tabled the resolution on February 19, the very first day that the House resumed sitting
after the 4 month prorogation. It is the first Private Member’s Motion listed on the Legislative
Assembly’s Order Paper.
The resolution is identical to one which Mr. Arnott brought forward in the Legislature last October.
That resolution died on the Order Paper when the Legislature was prorogued on October 15.
Mr. Arnott noted that for years, the project has the strong support of the Township of Puslinch
“Successive Township Councils and staff have been working hard for many years to point out why
this bypass is needed,” said Mr. Arnott. “I want to continue to work with and support Township
Council as we build a case to move this project forward.”
In the meantime, Mr. Arnott and Township of Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever are asking the Ministry of
Transportation to introduce traffic calming measures to increase safety for local residents.
“While we firmly believe that the real solution to the economic impact of the Morriston situation is the
building of the by-pass, we have been very pleased with the co-operation from the MTO in
addressing some of the safety issues in the village,” said Mayor Lever.
Mr. Arnott says he’ll continue to look for opportunities to get the Government to listen.
“In my experience, you have to build your case, you have to present it persistently, and you have to
build partnerships. That’s what we’re trying to do with the Morriston bypass,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
(Attached: Text of Mr. Arnott’s resolution which was tabled February 19, 2013.)
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Ted Arnott, MPP
Text of the Private Member’s Resolution Tabled in the Ontario Legislature
February 19, 2013
Mr. Arnott – That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Transportation should
prioritize the Highway 6 Morriston Bypass project by placing it on the Southern
Highways Program, the Ministry’s five-year investment plan in highway construction for
Southern Ontario; and in the short term, support immediate measures to calm highway
traffic though Morriston in the Township of Puslinch.