As you may know, I support Peter Milczyn as the Liberal candidate in Etobicoke-York in the June 12, 2014 Provincial election.
I’m looking forward to the All Candidates Meeting regarding the candidates’ views on education. That will be on Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 -9 pm at Lambton Kingsway JMS (525 Prince Edward Drive).
A local resident has asked me what Peter Milczyn’s views are with regard to transit in Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
I’m pleased to share with you, as I have shared with the resident, the following message from the Peter Milczyn Campaign Office:
Investing in transit and infrastructure helps our economy grow. The Ontario Liberal Plan will invest $29 billion to improve transit and infrastructure, and it will also provide opportunity for economic development by creating jobs over the long-term.
As a champion for local transit and infrastructure in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Peter is committed to rolling out the electrification of GO Transit. The Move Ontario Forward plan would phase in GO Regional Express Rail (RER), electric train services every 15 minutes on all GO lines. The Ontario Liberal plan to electrify the Lakeshore GO line will reduce pollution and improve local air quality.
Investing in transit and infrastructure is at the crux of Moving Ontario Forward — to create jobs, boost productivity and help every part of Ontario grow and prosper. Peter is committed to the development of a Kipling Transit Hub, and the addition of a GO Station at Park Lawn area so residents can move quickly and get where they need to go. Upgrades and improvements to Mimico GO Station and expanded service on the Lakeshore West line are also helping you get to work faster and spend more time with your family.
There are also opportunities at the Long Branch loop and GO Station to improve facilities and create easier connections for riders.
Transit investments aren’t just about moving people, they are about economic growth. It’s important that local leaders envision local solutions and find ways to implement them. Our community needs an MPP with creativity and originality to deliver these made in Etobicoke-Lakeshore solutions.