Like so many of you, I was disappointed to learn the Federal Liberal Government has chosen to approve the CN intermodal hub in our community.

Clearly, the Prime Minister, and his government, do not care about the health and well-being of our community.

Although the approval of this project is the Federal Government’s responsibility, I will continue to work closely with the Attorney General to make sure the Government of Ontario supports the court case, led by Halton Region, against the CN intermodal hub. 

The approval of the CN Intermodal Hub is very disappointing for us, but we are resilient, and will work together to keep the pressure on our MP and the Federal Government to reverse this decision.

There have also been some positive updates for our community that I wanted to share with you.

I am proud to announce the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has now posted, and is receiving comments on the Environmental Registry, regarding the Reid Road quarry. This is great news and a tremendous step forward for our community.

We also made a great step forward with the approval of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s #10 elementary school – the sixth new school for Milton since 2018. With an investment of $18.7 million from our government, this new school will feature 671 classrooms, 88 licensed childcare spaces, and five childcare rooms to support our growing community.

As our community continues to grow, it was exciting to announce that Metrolinx released their Initial Business Case (IBC) for a potential GO station in Milton at Trafalgar Road. While this station is still subject to necessary agreements and approvals, the IBC outlines the benefits of providing more transit options for Milton along the Milton GO line.

Doing everything we can to support our community includes keeping those most vulnerable healthy and safe. That is why our government is investing an additional $756,400 to both Allendale and Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home. The new funding will reduce the risk of the virus from entering long-term care homes.

For them, and for our healthcare and essential workers, please, stay home, stay safe, and save lives. Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.