'You can't mess with our greenbelt': Halton tells Doug Ford government to scrap GTA West highway plans - 2019-11-28
Halton regional council is urging the Ford government to put the brakes on its proposal to build the GTA West highway across the municipality.
In a fairly close 11-7 vote, the local politicians passed a motion that says regional council opposes further investment by the province in the potential four to six-lane highway with an adjacent transitway that would wind its way through southern Halton Hills and along the border with Milton.
"The focus of provincial spending should shift priorities away from subsidizing and incentivizing individual travel to investing in less carbon intense modes of transportation such as transit and high-speed rail," asserts the resolution put forth by Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette. "Once a new highway is built, it induces more driving and rapidly fills to capacity."