2003 The Hamilton Spectator, letters to the Editor. RE: 'Smart' transit
aware, really aware, of what's happening within Ontario's supposedly
forward-thinking, so-called "smart transportation act"?
song should be "do it our way, or else." There are some seriously scary
implications buried in this so-called "smart transportation act."
taken note of the fact that there is a "limitation on remedies" section
that would appear to be aimed at killing an action such as the one the
City of Burlington is contemplating with regard to the government's
proposed mid-peninsula highway?
appears aimed to set aside any and all actions, regardless of whether
they were commenced before this bill comes into force or not.
Ontario government seems to be doing something weird with expropriation
(saying that it's not expropriation when done under this act).
sold our democratic rights? How many more Ontarians will now rethink
how they will vote? Is Premier Ernie Eves aware of this situation and
if so, why is he allowing it to happen? Are we not allowed to see, review
and through input, vote on "our" direction any more?
mention the fact that these provisions were buried in a bill that the
media covered as a plan to establish "smart cards" for transit and high-occupancy