Judge dismisses motion to stop LRT construction
An Ontario superior court judge has dismissed a motion by Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT seeking an injunction that would have halted the region's light rail transit project.
The coalition claimed in court filings that the region didn't follow Section 24 of the Ontario Planning Act and did not complete a proper environmental assessment, therefore building the LRT would "cause irreparable harm to businesses and ratepayers."
But Judge C. Anne Tucker of St. Catharines, Ont., who made a special trip to Kitchener for the hearing, dismissed the motion. She did not dismiss the application however, meaning the Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT will be able to pursue a judicial review and seek a permanent injunction of the LRT.