TORONTO – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak has called the Liberal plan to extend the Bloor-Danforth subway line by only two stops an insult to Scarborough.
At a news conference Wednesday, Hudak said Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government should honour Toronto city council’s wishes and extend the subway to the Sheppard line.
Hudak was also joined by TTC chair Karen Stinz and newly-elected Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Doug Holyday.
Hudak said the current Liberal plan reinforces the view that Scarborough is some distant outpost.
“We expect them to keep their promise — not some jerry-rigged white elephant that’s going to be another billion-dollar Liberal boondoggle,” Hudak said.
Stintz said her appearance at the news conference wasn’t an endorsement of Hudak, but rather showing support for council and the TTC.
“I stand behind council. Tim was having a press conference to talk about he supports council, and I felt it was important that I defend council’s decision and the TTC,” Stinz said.
She also said the province can afford to extend the subway to the Sheppard line.
“Yes, I believe they have the money, and what we now need is to work on one plan.”
Holyday said under Conservative leadership, 64 subway stops have opened in Toronto.
“In the last 10 years, under Liberal leadership, we’ve not opened up any,” he added.