A couple of weeks ago, local politicians sent a letter to Premier McGuinty chiding him for allowing a diesel Air Rail Link and asking him meet with the affected communities. Mike Sullivan and Frances Nunziata both signed it. Laura Albanese, however, did not.
I asked Ms Albanese to explain why she did not sign the letter; she replied that the letter had been sent to her with little time to respond:
My office was contacted by MPP Jonah Schein one day before the letter was to be sent out, with all the signatures of the other officials already attached, which I feel did not give me very much time to speak with the other representatives to express my concerns on this matter. I felt that parts of the letter were not accurate, and although some changes were made to the letter before it was sent in its final form, I could not in good conscience sign the letter on MPP Schein’s timeline as it was presented.
She says that she will support Jonah Schein’s bill to electrify the Air Rail Link, however, though “MPP Schein needs to recognize that significant progress has been made toward our collective end goal of electrification.”
You can read the entire letter.