For years, I’ve joined residents in our community in sounding the alarm about the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. This project has been a nuisance and a threat to residents, small businesses, workers, and the environment, and frankly: we all deserve better. Ontarians across the province have been let down by the enormous bungling of public-private partnerships (P3s); we’ve seen this in Ottawa, and we’re seeing it play out in our own backyard.
In as early as 2012, the TTC warned the government and the pubic that these P3 partnerships were not the smart way forward, and we’ve seen all too clearly just how right they were. We need this government to consult with community, answer for their mistakes, and move forward with accountability and transparency.
After dozens of business closures, resident displacement, skyrocketing congestion, and neighbourhood frustration, it’s clear that something must give. Governments are elected to serve the people – this is not service.
Join me in demanding a public inquiry into the Eglinton Crosstown project. They’re billions of dollars over budget with nothing to show for it and we the people deserve answers.