posted on December 04, 2010
By: JONATHAN JENKINS
Published: November 16, 2010
Source: Toronto Sun
Chanting slogans and waving hand-made signs, about 60 protestors staged a demonstration outside Metrolinx’s Bay St. offices before taking turns occupying the 10 seats set aside for the public at the transit planning agency’s board meeting.
“We wanted to come here to the board to let them understand it’s people that are affected by these decisions,” Keith Brooks, spokesman for the Clean Train Coalition, which organized the demonstration, said.
“It’s not just a plan that takes place on a piece of paper.”
The CTC has been pushing Metrolinx, which oversees GO Transit and is in charge of building the proposed Union Station-Pearson airport rail link, to electrify its diesel rail service, arguing investing billions of dollars into such a project would result in cleaner air and faster service.