Answers needed on highway project: reader

Letters to the Editor - Milton Canadian Champion
Feb 4, 2003

Dear Editor:

I, like many others, would like to know how the Ministry of Transportation, as directed by Norman Sterling, intends to comply with the wishes of the growing majority of discontented voters in regard to the moratorium as called for by the Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment (COPE) on the proposed mid-peninsula highway.

As reflected on its Web site (, COPE has called for a moratorium on all further planning and assessment of the mid- peninsula highway until such time as the Smart Growth Panels have reported and the MTO has demonstrated that it will respect Smart Growth principles -- the environment, the inputs from stakeholders and the policies of other levels of government -- when formulating transportation policy and planning.

We call on the MTO to recognize that a forward-looking and responsible transportation strategy for the province will encompass rail, transit, marine, improvements to existing structures and other transport modes as well as new roadways.

What will it take to get an answer?
Robert (Bob) A. Beyette

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