politicians win mid-pen meeting with minister; Niagara wants to reach
compromise and speed construction of highway' (July 28).
Niagara Region Chair Debbie Zimmerman leads the rush to build what many
consider to be "her" highway in the mid-peninsula corridor. She's been
its leading and most vocal champion.
be nice if she would appear to understand that the highway doesn't just
disappear when it leaves her region.
to acknowledge the consequences the highway would have along the rest
of its 130-kilometre length -- including more bad air for Hamilton,
more urban sprawl, and damage to the Niagara Escarpment.
Niagara argument about protecting the tender fruit lands is a red herring.
Even Transport Ministry officials quietly admit there is lots of room
for extra lanes on the Niagara section of the Queen Elizabeth Way without
harming even one cherry tree.
boils down to imaginary damage to the fruit lands versus very real damage
to the Niagara Escarpment. Which is more important?