Liberals waste billions, ignore needed upgrades to Highways 85 & 6

March 25, 2014

QUEEN’S PARK — Today in question period, Transportation Minister Glen Murray brushed off calls for needed infrastructure upgrades to Highway 85 in Waterloo Region and Highway 6 in the Guelph area – opting to, instead, defend the Liberal government’s plan to pack its budget full of reckless new policies to appease the NDP, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said today.

“It’s sad Ontario has a government that spends the majority of its time developing new ways to placate the NDP while ignoring critical infrastructure needs in the Region of Waterloo and the Guelph area,” Harris said in question period. “It’s really no wonder that people across the province are losing faith in the Premier’s leadership when investments to keep drivers safe are overlooked in favour of finding the next way to cling to power.”

The Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne showed Ontarians what little respect it has for taxpayers’ money when it wasted $1.1 billion on cancelling two gas plants in the Greater Toronto Area just to save a few Liberal MPPs from being defeated in the 2011 election.

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott emphasized the importance of the Highway 6 Morriston bypass through the Township of Puslinch.

“Working with the Puslinch Township Council and staff, and the County of Wellington, we have been raising the need for the Morriston bypass for many years. We need to build this bypass for economic and safety reasons. We continue to call upon the Minister of Transportation to place the Highway 6 Morriston bypass project on the Ministry’s five year construction plan,” Arnott said.