Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 25, 2007 09:01 ET

Reality Check: McGuinty's Transit Re-Announcement - Fourth Time's the Charm?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - There's no clearer sign that the McGuinty Liberals have nothing new to offer Ontarians than today's fourth re-announcement of expanded GO Train service to Barrie.

"McGuinty Government Expands GO Train Service to Barrie... An agreement has been finalized to secure the lands and rail corridor needed for GO Transit rail service to the City of Barrie. Up to four GO trains are expected to serve Barrie by late 2007" - headline and excerpt, Government of Ontario Press Release, 28 September 2006.

"McGuinty Government Investments In GO Transit Getting Results... To provide expanded service to GO Transit customers, the province is working on the following improvements: Restoring GO rail service to Barrie by the end of this year." - headline and excerpt, Government of Ontario Press Release, 23 May 2007.

"McGuinty Government's Bold New Rapid Transit Plan To Benefit Barrie Residents... Under the new rapid transit plan, the City of Barrie would see the: Expansion of service on the Bradford GO rail line extension to Barrie beyond the four daily trains expected to serve Barrie by late 2007." - headline and excerpt Government of Ontario Press Release, 15 June 2007.

Last month, Dalton McGuinty promised "New Ideas to Keep Ontario Moving Forward" but all they've delivered are old ideas weakly repackaged and weekly re-announcements.

The road to Barrie is paved with re-announcements. It's just more of the same double talk from McGuinty that has let ordinary Ontario families down.

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