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FW: Re: [Tr2000] Re: PC Party "Gridlocked" site

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  • Andrew Dawson
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 24, 2005
      >From: Mike Olivier <rapidtransitman@...>
      >Reply-To: Tr2000@yahoogroups.com
      >To: Tr2000@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [Tr2000] Re: PC Party "Gridlocked" site
      >Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:42:14 -0400 (EDT)
      >
      >Awesome submission!
      >
      >--- Raymond Dartsch <raydartsch@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I went to the PC Party www.gridlocked.ca site.
      > > Their partisan site invites
      > > visitors to share their "gridlock horror stories."
      > > I submitted the
      > > following.
      > >
      > > >Hey PC Party, here's my horror story:
      > >
      > > The PC government stopped all provincial funding to
      > > transit systems from
      > > 1996 - 2001, and transit stagnated in this province.
      > >
      > > Al Palladini PC (RIP), Minister of Highways, said we
      > > need transit because
      > > "not everyone can afford a car." So according to
      > > PC's, transit is for poor
      > > people.
      > >
      > > For five years under the PC's, Ontario was a freak
      > > jurisdiction, in that it
      > > was the ONLY JURISDICTION IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED
      > > WORLD where transit received
      > > no funding from higher levels of government.
      > >
      > > At the same time, sprawl developers were given a
      > > carte blanche to build
      > > car-centric development all around the GTA.
      > >
      > > And now we wonder why we're gridlocked? It is
      > > completely the blame of the
      > > PC Party of Ontario. Shame on you all, for now
      > > pretending to be part of the
      > > solution.
      > >
      > > Raymond Dartsch,
      > > Green Party of Ontario Transportation Issues
      > > Advocate
      > > Burlington
      > >
      > >
      > >
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