(Queen’s Park) – Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca has been invited to visit Wellington-Halton Hills by MPP Ted Arnott.
“I have extended an invitation to the Minister in the hope that he would come to our Riding, and formally announce his support for a partnership with the Town of Halton Hills to develop a long-term transportation strategy for the Town,” Mr. Arnott said. “This would include a review of the need for a Highway 7 Acton bypass, taking into account the need for improved safety, efficiency, and economic development opportunities, consistent with our Private Members’ Resolution which was passed by the Legislature last September.”
Mr. Arnott has been working with the Mayor, Council and Staff of the Town of Halton Hills, as well as Regional Chair Gary Carr and local organizations to encourage the Minister to be a full funding partner in the development of the Town’s needed long-term transportation strategy.
“We’ve been following up with the Minister repeatedly ever since the House passed our Resolution,” Mr. Arnott continued.
On the very last day that the Ontario Legislature sat before the Christmas break, Mr. Arnott approached the Minister yet again, and extended an invitation in writing to visit the Riding.
“The Minister needs to find the funds to be a full funding partner in our study process. I hope he’s taking the appropriate steps, and will visit our Riding to announce his support sometime in the New Year, Mr. Arnott concluded
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Ted Arnott, MPP