THE RECORD – Coming up short on Ion funding

May 31, 2015

WATERLOO REGION – Does Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government not see us here in Waterloo Region?

It is difficult to find a more blatant example of disregard from Queen’s Park than the sum of these simple facts: In Waterloo Region, the $818-million capital cost of the Ion light rail system, under construction, is borne more or less equally by the federal government, the provincial government, and the local taxpayers. But other light rail systems that have been recently approved — one to run trains between Mississauga and Brampton, another in Hamilton — will require no contribution from local taxpayers, because the province will pay the whole shot. Read More