Letters to the Editor - Jan. , 2003
THE BURLINGTON POST
and fellow Canadians:
Proposed southern Ontario mid-peninsula highway.
that all viable alternatives to the proposed southern Ontario mid-peninsula
highway are fully environmentally, professionally and cost effectively
considered - we demand an all-encompassing win/win/win solution, not
a political and possibly a financial-friends patronizing solution.
and taxpayer investment yardsticks must happen. This is not a choice,
it is a taxpayers' (stakeholders') right. As a taxpayer and voter in
Ontario, I am deeply disturbed that our rights as citizens are not being
heard, let alone being addressed. Whilst our government describes the
expansion of the Environment Assessment process to look at three possible
routes as "responding to public concern," this action has
clearly shown that they have not listened when advised by taxpayers
and voters (the public), by municipalities and regions and by groups
like COPE that a new highway corridor is not the best option to deal
with future congestion in the Niagara area.
been given detailed input on alternatives such as rail, public transit
improvements, improvement to existing roadways, more strategic and efficient
use of existing corridors, etc. I personally have reviewed and have
detected zero evidence to date that any of this valuable input has even
been heard, let alone considered.
a hidden agenda shadows all viable environmental and financial options.
this being allowed? If our elected officials are not listening to us,
who are they listening to?
a growing focused army of distressed voters and taxpayers (the silent
majority) that are banding together and stating that we will not be
hoodwinked or pressured by our public servants. It is our country, our
province and our region, as it is our congestion problem.
to and will solve it together.
we have elected responsible leadership, not a quasi dictatorship. Please
demonstrate that my trust was, and still is, correctly placed. I need
to see and hear positive proof that we are now being heard.
show me this.
respect, Robert (Bob) A. Beyette, Campbellville.