TORONTO – POLITICS – Frustrated commuters stuck on subways, highways and trains will be able to get home to their families more quickly thanks to the Ontario PC Million Jobs Plan.
“It makes no sense how this government can spend $130 billion a year and yet moms still have to get up at 5 a.m. just to beat the highway traffic,” said Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak. “Our Million Jobs Plan puts the interests of drivers, GO passengers and subway riders first.”
Under the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals, GTA gridlock alone is costing Ontario’s economy $6 billion and 25,000 jobs a year.
“We will take urgent, decisive action to can fix this GTA traffic problem,” said Hudak. “Better GO service will mean more time spent with the kids and 96,000 well-paying, full-time jobs.”
Despite overseeing a $12 billion-per-year capital budget and driving Ontario’s debt to astonishing record levels, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have failed to deliver for commuters.
“Our priority is to get you home faster,” said Hudak. “We will put scarce resources into GO service, roads and subways, instead of permanently closing lanes to put an LRT on a politician’s resume.”
The Million Jobs Plan includes decisive action to get traffic moving in the GTA, including expanding GO service with more express trains, all-day two-way service and a superior customer experience.
“If you want a Premier who knows what it feels like when you’re struck in traffic, and is absolutely committed to giving you more time with your kids – then please have a look at our Million Jobs Plan to get GTA traffic moving again,” said Hudak