Andrea Horwath pledges to 'fix' northern transportation

In Thunder Bay on Saturday, provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath said her party has a plan to address northern Ontario's transportation needs.

Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath says her party has a plan to address northern Ontario's transportation needs.

According to a press release, Horwath made the statement at an event at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay on Saturday. She outlined plans to twin northern highways, create new passing lanes and restore passenger rail service.

Horwath promised to put 200 new pieces of snow-clearing equipment on the roads, and create new passing lanes at a rate of at least 30 kilometres per year.

"The Liberal government talks a good talk when it comes to improving transit in southern Ontario, but they don't get that the north has its own transportation needs," said Horwath in the release.

"The government is good at making excuses about winter road maintenance, but only New Democrats have a plan to fix the sorry state of affairs."


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.