TORONTO, Ont. – Some people who live in Toronto’s Davenport neighbourhood are frustrated by Premier Dalton McGuinty proroguing the legislature.
Their main concern? The planned use of diesel trains on the rail link to Pearson International Airport.
The residents they took their message to Queen’s Park at a news conference on Thursday.
Resident Marnie Bjornson said closing the doors to the legislature means the community’s voice is being ignored.
“I went to people’s houses, I canvassed, I said ‘come on, we can do this’ … people were saying ‘we can’t change anything,’ [but] I said to them, ‘yes, we can change it, we can do it,’ and then it’s all derailed — it’s really frustrating,” she said.
NDP MPP Jonah Schein said had the legislature been sitting, his private member’s bill to use electric trains instead of diesel on the line would have been up for second reading.
However, there’s no guarantee it would have passed.