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Premier evades timeline commitment while dangling all-day, two-way GO carrot for Kitchener residents: Harris

October 10, 2014

KITCHENER – Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris says today’s visit by the Premier delivered little more than the same repeated empty promises for all-day, two-way GO train service between Kitchener and Toronto – with no end in sight.

“She’s like a broken record every time she comes down here – telling us we are ‘moving ahead’ on all-day, two-way, but refusing to provide any clarity on just when that will happen – if ever,” Harris said. “People in Kitchener are tired of waiting, tired of chasing this carrot – we need answers, not more acknowledgments that we are, ‘moving ahead’.”

Harris pointed out that today’s visit only further highlighted the fact that the Premier has no clue as to when – or if – she can deliver her oft-repeated transit moving target.

“Just a few months ago, the Premier made a pre-election promise, re-announcing the addition of Kitchener GO Train service after having cancelled it in 2010, then once she formed government she stated more trains would be added ‘immediately,’ and today she continues to evade any attempt to pin her down on a timeline” Harris noted. “The truth is, she has no idea.”

Harris added that the announce possibility of doubling of trains in the short term is a far cry from the service commuters have been promised.

“The people of Kitchener need more than just a few extra morning trains to Toronto in the morning and a few more back at night,” Harris concluded. “We deserve to know when the real all-day, two-way service that this government has promised will arrive.”

Harris says he looks forward to holding government to account on its transit promises and obtaining definitive answers at Queens Park.

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