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Political roadblocks could keep Ontarians stuck in traffic forever

When it comes to transportation, we keep going in circles — building roadblocks while tearing down constructive ideas. After decades of dithering on subways we’re experts at doing nothing.

Now, there is a new premier in town — that town being the GTHA, or Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Can Kathleen Wynne break the GTHA’s political logjam, or will she be defeated by regional gridlock?

As a cabinet minister, Wynne largely held her tongue about road tolls and other ways to pay for roadbuilding and transit expansion, for fear of offending her tongue-tied political masters. Suddenly as premier, Wynne has the freedom to talk as much as she dares about transportation solutions.

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Author:

Martin Regg Cohn

Appeared In (Publisher):

The Toronto Star