(LONDON, ON) – High speed rail is a vital project for providing jobs and opportunities to the people of southwestern Ontario. The Ontario Liberals are committed to building it. The environmental assessment process for the project is underway and the Liberals committed $11 billion in their last budget for construction, with a commitment to start service on the first phase by 2025.
During her launch of the NDP’s southwest platform, Andrea Horwath reserved precisely zero words in her remarks for high speed rail, which is equal to the dollars the NDP has committed to building high speed rail.
“It’s a balanced plan that supports a growing economy and fosters the creation of really good jobs, and a plan that invests in child care, healthcare care, and seniors care; all those things that people need and are looking for,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said about high speed rail on May 15. “It’s exactly why the largest new investment in our most recent budget is more than $11 billion to build the first phase of high speed rail.”
A quick search of Horwath’s speech about highspeed rail at her southwest platform launch in London, also on May 15, turned up zero results.
Highspeed rail means connecting southwestern Ontario to Toronto in as little as 73 minutes. Providing new opportunities for businesses to create jobs and find the talent they need to grow.
Liberals have a plan to bring this project to southwestern Ontario. The NDP doesn’t.