Albanese bill to electrify trains

On December 1, Laura Albanese tabled a private member’s bill in the Ontario Parliament to call for electrification of GO’s commuter trains and the Air-Rail link. Her motion comes as Metrolinx is preparing its final report on electrification, but after Metrolinx announced that the Airport Rail Link will be diesel.

Albanese’s bill calls for the government to: make the Georgetown South Corridor a priority for electrification, include health and property impacts in the environmental assessment, and complete the electrification of the Air-Rail Link by 2015.

While Albanese urged her colleagues to support the bill, private member’s bills rarely become law.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “Albanese bill to electrify trains”

  1. Is this a case of too little, too late?

    If private member’s bills seldom get passed, Ms Albanese has the look of someone who has waited to voice the popular-with-her-constituents’ view in a way that will be guaranteed not to rock the Metrolinx boat and yet she can be seen to be acting for her community’s welfare.

    We’re being railroaded here, and what we’re getting, even in the architect’s drawings, shows a complete disregard for the needs of the people in Weston.

  2. Private members bill? Check you facts. It is a Resolution to the Legislature, not a private members bill. More than any other MPP for this area has done on the matter. Brings attention to the importance of electrification to all MPPs. Better than a signature on a peition.

    1. It is a “Private member’s motion”–the wording from Laura Albanese’s own site. If I am mistaken, please feel free to correct me.

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