Senator Enverga questions federal government’s commitment to fund Scarborough subway extension
Ottawa, March 2, 2017 – Today, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, questioned the Government Representative in the Senate during question period about the Trudeau government’s commitment to provide funding for the completion of the Scarborough subway extension.
“Cost estimates for the Scarborough subway extension continues to rise, which means that it is now more important than ever that the federal government keeps its promise of providing funds for this infrastructure projectit is now more important than ever that the federal government keeps its promise of providing funds for this infrastructure project,” Senator Enverga said in a statement. “However, the Trudeau government has a tendency to not follow through on its commitments and to allow significant funding to lapse, as indicated in the recent report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. This trend has become a source of alarm for many concerned citizens in Scarborough who would like to see the subway extension project come to fruition,” the Senator added.
The question raised by Senator Enverga aims to confirm the federal government’s commitment to support public transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area, specifically that of the subway system extension to Scarborough.
The Government Representative, Senator Peter Harder, responded with a promise to inquire about the funding for this specific project.
“I assure all members of the public that the government’s response will be shared with them as soon as it is available,” Senator Enverga ended.