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Our Legacy at Stake: It’s time to invest in the transportation we deserve

Media advisory

The event venue is only open to Queen's Park-accredited media. All other media are encouraged to request interviews following the event.

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013  – On December 2, the 32nd day of its 32 Reasons to Invest campaign, CivicAction will report to politicians on what residents and businesses will get if we invest in better transportation‎, and what we need to see from political leaders now.

Over the past month, business and civic leaders representing thousands of residents from Oshawa to Newmarket to Hamilton and everywhere between, have highlighted 32 different reasons why we deserve better transportation, and why we are ready to see dedicated, accountable funding for an integrated regional transportation system.

With the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel expected to report back to government in December, and an upcoming Spring 2014 budget, the time for action is now. CivicAction is showing elected officials that better transportation is important to residents and worth the investment.

What:     CivicAction and Regional Transportations Champions share results of November's 32 Reasons to Invest campaign with elected officials
       
When:       Monday, December 2, 9:00 a.m.
       
Where:      Legislative Dining Room, Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Queen's Park, Toronto
       
Who:
  – John Tory, Chair, CivicAction
   
Regional transportation champions:
  – Kenn Lalonde, Executive Vice President, Insurance, TD Bank Group and President and CEO, TD Insurance
– Tracey Leparulo, Special Project Coordinator, Ryerson University
– Chris Penrose, Executive Director, Success Beyond Limits

 

NOTE TO MEDIA: The event venue is only open to Queen's Park-accredited media. All other media are encouraged to request interviews following the event.

About CivicAction's Your32 campaign – CivicAction and its 50+ team of civic Champions and Regional Co-Captains aim to build support for a better regional transportation system and the need for new sustainable ways to pay for it. For more information, visit www.your32.com.

About CivicAction – For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has brought together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of our region's toughest social, economic and environmental challenges. CivicAction sets a non-partisan agenda, builds strategic partnerships with organizations, and launches campaigns, programs and organizations that transform our region. For more information, visit: www.ca.cmohr.ca, @CivicActionGTA

To arrange a media interview or for additional information, please contact:

Marcus Staviss
416-920-0716 ext. 210 or mstaviss@counselpa.com