FW: Re: [Tr2000] Re: PC Party "Gridlocked" site
>From: Mike Olivier <rapidtransitman@...>
>Subject: Re: [Tr2000] Re: PC Party "Gridlocked" site
>Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:42:14 -0400 (EDT)
>--- 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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