Rural resident wants answers from mayor regarding his stance on proposed highway

Letters to the Editor - Nassagaweya Country News
Mar 28, 2003

(The following letter was addressed to Milton Mayor Gord Krantz and a copy was filed with The Nassagaweya News.)

Dear Editor: In regard to the proposed mid-peninsula transportation corridor, there are three questions that need to be answered by the mayor of Milton.

I'm asking you to state your position, either be it for or against these causes as the mayor of Milton.

Rightly, Ward 4 Councillor John Challinor has somewhat chastised me for not getting the facts directly from the source. I'm now at the source, sir.

Question 1
As Mayor of Milton, do you or do you not support the proposed option routes (one to join the 401 west of Milton) as shown in the Mid-Peninsula Transportation Corridor - "draft" Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference Jan 2003?

Question 2
As a participant (Milton's representative) on the Niagara Escarpment Commission Board, did you vote/show support for or against the proposed option routes (one to join the 401 west of Milton) as shown in the Mid-Peninsula Transportation Corridor -- "draft" Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference Jan 2003?

Question 3
a) In either of the answers to question numbers 1 or 2, was your direction possibly influenced by the Milton Chamber of Commerce's view?

b) If the answer to the above is yes or possibly somewhat, how did you get the balance of the residents' feelings on this proposed mid-peninsula transportation corridor, which might cut across the northwestern section of our boundary?

I've never met you, sir, but I would welcome an opportunity to do so. Though having gray hair, I'm a junior activist and ardent believer in Ontario for all Ontarians. According to the latest polls, most Canadians don't trust politicians in general. It appears this feeling is energized by the politicians' arrogance and belief that they know what's good for us, without even asking us. I'm of the same belief as held by most Canadians and Ontarians, especially with our federal and provincial governments as they now stand.


I moved to Milton's rural area because I thought (was led to believe) that these Niagara Escarpment and outlying areas were protected. I hope my beliefs were founded. Recently, I've heard from many sources that I might have been led astray. I truly trust not.


Robert (Bob) A. Beyette
McNiven Road


 

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