Horwath to Wynne: support Hamilton rapid transit now

Ontario NDP Leader and Hamilton Centre MPP Andrea Horwath sent the following letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne, urging her to support the development of rapid transit in Hamilton along a route terminating at Eastgate Square: 

Hon Kathleen O. Wynne
Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Premier Wynne;

The debate around rapid transit in Hamilton is reaching a tipping point. Hamilton residents need to know you will not cause this to be a missed opportunity. Before council votes on the transit plan tomorrow, you must provide clarity and confirmation about the province’s support for the project. I strongly urge your government to honour its commitment to the City of Hamilton, and offer secure funding for rapid transit to reach the originally planned end point of Eastgate Square. 

Your government must take a hands-on approach and offer constructive solutions as we approach this critical vote. 

The shape of rapid transit in Hamilton will, in no small way, shape the future of the city, its economy, and the quality of life available to its residents. Hamiltonians deserve a complete rapid transit solution, not a half measure. And they deserve a government that honours its commitments.

Council is voting on this issue tomorrow, but they can only make an informed decision if your position is known. I hope by then you will have made your support and financial commitment clear for the original Eastgate Square route. 

Sincerely,

[original signed]

Andrea Horwath
Leader, Ontario’s New Democrats
MPP, Hamilton Centre