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York leaders named transportation champions: CAA, IBM executives among 27 announced

Two representatives from Markham are among 27 leaders named regional transportation champions in Toronto today.

Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario executive director Faye Lyons and IBM Canada vice-president Graeme McKay will be part of a group to represent millions of people across the greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

Ms Lyons and Mr. McKay are the only members representing York Region to join the first wave of champions assembled by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a coalition of senior and rising business, non-profit, government, academic and community leaders in the Golden Horseshoe area.

Other champions announced today include leaders from Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Oshawa and Oakville.

Each will reach out to people in their area to get the conversation going about transportation funding, Ms Lyons said.

“It’s about regional infrastructure … It’s not a new subject,” she said. “You can live in York Region, but you might drive in to Hamilton every day. That’s how people travel.”

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