Markham, ON – A new Conservative government will fund the Ontario Line and Yonge Subway Extension projects as part of a plan to prioritize projects that get Canadians home faster, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced today.
“The Ontario Line and the Yonge Subway Extension are two great examples of projects that reduce commute times and relieve traffic congestion for hard-working commuters,” Scheer said.
“These are exactly the kinds of infrastructure projects a new Conservative government will prioritize and I’m pleased to announce that as Prime Minister, my government will fund them.”
- The 7.4-kilometre Yonge Subway Extension will connect Toronto to Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill – one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario.
- The 15-kilometre Ontario Line will increase capacity by 30 per cent on a critically needed east-west and north-south route.
Scheer was joined by Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Richmond Hill Mayor David Barrow and pointed out that despite a $187 billion infrastructure spending commitment, Justin Trudeau has failed to deliver much-needed commuter infrastructure for Canadians.
“Justin Trudeau was elected on a promise to invest in infrastructure and get these kinds of projects built. But four years later, he has spent the money but has nothing to show for it. We got the deficits without the infrastructure,” Scheer said. “Once again, he is not as advertised.”
Only Canada’s Conservatives have a plan to lower your taxes and put more money in your pockets so you can get ahead. We will build the desperately needed infrastructure Canadians need to get home faster at the end of the day.
Mosaic Edition photographs Andrew Scheer in Markham shortly after announcing his party’s plan to fund the Ontario Line and Yonge Subway Extension projects if victorious in the federal election.