Hamilton slams Doug Ford government for pulling out of LRT - 2019-12-16

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F99.png Hamilton slams Doug Ford government for pulling out of LRT December 16, 2019, Alastair Sharp, National Observer

Hamilton's business lobby and other critics lambasted the Doug Ford government Monday after Ontario's transportation minister pulled $1 billion in promised funding for a light rail project.

After hastily cancelling a news conference in Hamilton where protestors were assembled, Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said in a statement that the project's costs had ballooned to five times its original estimate, blaming the former Liberal government for hiding the true costs.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce fired back, calling the decision "irresponsible and reckless." And Mayor Fred Eisenberger said cost estimates for the LRT ⁠— which would have reduced the city's carbon emissions, limited urban sprawl and created hundreds of jobs ⁠— hadn't even been finalized.

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{{cite news | first = Alastair | last = Sharp | author2 = Emma McIntosh | title = Hamilton slams Doug Ford government for pulling out of LRT | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/12/16/news/hamilton-slams-doug-ford-government-pulling-out-lrt | work = National Observer | date = December 16, 2019 | accessdate = December 17, 2019 }}