Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2014
Local priorities raised in Ontario Legislature
(Queen’s Park) – The Highway 6 Morriston bypass, full day, two way GO train service, and improved rural high speed Internet are three key priorities for residents of Wellington-Halton Hills, says Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott.
Mr. Arnott laid out these priorities in a statement in the Ontario Legislature on July 7.
“Highway 6 serves as a vital link between the 401 and the Hamilton-Niagara region and the US border,” said Mr. Arnott. “A bypass around Morriston will eliminate a major traffic bottleneck, improve safety and allow for the free flow of goods to the border.”
Working with the Council of the Township of Puslinch and the County of Wellington for many years, Mr. Arnott has been a strong advocate for placing the project on the Ministry’s 5 year plan.
The veteran MPP also raised the issue of full day, two way GO train service between Waterloo
Region and the GTA and called on the Government to bring forward details of its plan.
“During the election campaign, the Government promised full-day, two-way GO train service
between Waterloo region and the GTA,” he pointed out. “What is the timeframe for keeping this commitment? How does the government define “full-day two-way service”? Will this include more stops in Wellington–Halton Hills?”
The third point Mr. Arnott emphasized was the need to develop a public/private partnership to ensure access to high speed Internet in rural Ontario. He has supported a call for action on this issue by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus.
“Lack of access to high-speed Internet in rural Ontario continues to be a concern. Reliable and affordable access to high-speed Internet is essential in today’s economy,” Mr. Arnott argued. “A provincial strategy for expanding affordable high-speed Internet would help our local businesses grow and attract new investment to our rural communities.”
“I commend all of these issues to the government and urge immediate support for them,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
On July 3, Mr. Arnott tabled three separate Private Member’s Resolutions highlighting each of these issues. They are the first three items on the Legislative Assembly’s Order Paper.
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Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was re-elected to the Ontario Legislature on June 12.
The 41 Provincial Parliament began a summer sitting on July 2, and the session continues.
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