QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin released the following statement after Doug Ford’s Conservatives voted against Bill 125, Making Northern Ontario Highways Safer Act.
Bourgouin’s bill sought to improve winter highway maintenance on highways 11 and 17 in order to reduce the number of winter closures and collisions on Northern Ontario roads.
“The Ford Conservative government has shamelessly put a price on the lives of people that tragically die and get injured on Northern Ontario highways every winter.
While the Liberals privatized and de-regulated winter highway maintenance, Doug Ford’s Conservatives are taking us from bad to worse by voting down a bill that could have improved the quality of our roads, and saved lives.
Doug Ford’s northern ministers Greg Rickford, Ross Romano and Vic Fedeli all skipped the vote, preferring to toe Ford’s line rather than stand up and protect northern families.
Northern Ontarians will remember their unforgivable decision to support Doug Ford over northern drivers who will continue to risk their lives this winter.”