Road Funding – “We need to pledge as much funding as we can” Gilbert

Fred Gilbert

Fred GilbertTHUNDER BAY – The long campaign to October’s Ontario Provincial election has started in earnest. Thunder Bay-Atikokan Progressive Conservative candidate Fred Gilbert says “With a PC government at Queen’s Park, every municipality will benefit from the provincial gax tax revenue. Under the current Liberal government, only 89 of the province’s 444 municipalities benefit from the gas tax revenue”.

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak has pledged in the Party’s changebook that the dedicated revenue from the provincial gas tax to municipalities with transit systems, will be increased so that all municipalities will have a share of the revenue. The Ontario PC party will respect the unique priorities of individual cities and towns, and give them the ability to choose between spending on roads, bridges, and transit.

“An Ontario PC government would disperse the gas tax revenue to all communities to meet their local infrastructure needs,” said Gilbert. “Roads are vital in the vast area of northern Ontario. We need to pledge as much funding as we can to help maintain rural road systems that help support the northern Ontario economy.”

The changebook says no municipality will receive less funding than it currently does; every municipality will be able to count on receiving some level of investment. So townships like Conmee that need extra funding for road improvements, would benefit from a Progressive Conservative provincial government.

In other news from the Progressive Conservatives; The Thunder Bay Superior North PC Riding Association invites you to a kickoff rally as they begin the campaign for the October 6, 2011 Ontario Provincial election. Come out and meet our Candidate Anthony LeBlanc at Tony & Adam’s Bistro on June 21st between 5:30pm and 8:00pm.

Anthony would like to share Tim Hudak’s vision of change, and most importantly how this will help you and your family. This will also be an opportunity to hear about Anthony’s time as a senior executive at Canada’s most innovative technology company, Research In Motion, and how his experience will help Thunder Bay and the entire Northwest as we strive to bring more jobs to the region.

This event is open to everyone. We want to hear what is important to you, and we would appreciate the opportunity to provide an overview of why we are certain that it is time for change in Ontario, and particularly in the Northwest.

Location: Tony & Adam’s Bistro, 45 Court St. South, Thunder Bay

Time: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

We would appreciate if you register to attend by sending an email to or calling us at 807-709-0346


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