WIARTON ECHO – Ontario Liberals owe drivers an apology: Tories

April 30, 2015

TORONTO – Tory transport critic Michael Harris says the Liberal government needs to apologize for its lax oversight of winter road clearing and change the standards.

Harris was reacting to a scathing report by Ontario’s auditor general released this week which found a change to the province’s winter road maintenance standards in 2009 has adversely impacted road conditions and put drivers at risk. The province moved from a requirement to ensure roads were cleared to the bare pavement within two hours of a snowfall to an eight-hour standard, which the auditor general found isn’t actually being followed in all cases. Read More