Thirteen elected representatives delivered a letter to Dalton McGuinty asking him to “listen to our communities” and inviting him to a town hall to hear their concerns about the diesel trains that will soon be running on the Georgetown line.
Politicians of all stripes and from all levels were signatories. Mike Sullivan and Frances Nunziata both signed the letter. Laura Albanese did not.
The letter informs Premier McGuinty that the politicians do not agree with a recent announcement made Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli:
Minister Chiarelli recently stated that the decision to electrify the ARL will only be made after 2015 and refused to commit to a timeline or funding for electrification.The Minister claims that the “train has left the station” on this matter. As representatives of over 300,000 Ontarians who live near the rail, we can assure you that our constituents are not on board, and neither are we.
Chiarelli, to be fair, did say that electrification remained a priority.