A letter to an Ontario MPP

I don’t write political officials often, but this time I did. The City of Brampton is on the verge of making a terrible mistake if council members vote July 8, 2015 to accept provincial funding for a new, LRT which runs from Mississauga to downtown Brampton.

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Dear John Yakabuski, MPP Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke

July 8, 2015 the City of Brampton may vote to go into a black hole debt, worse than what the province is in.

Our mixed economy has already gutted Ontario’s middle class, and now further threatens our innocent young children.
We are billions in the red already with a debt clock speeding time ever faster to default. You, other government officials, rate-payer groups, businessmen and residents have been ineffectual to reverse this madness.

This province has no money for the PanAm games, Metro rails and subway plans. Brampton has little reserves for a potential tax gouge. A massive make work program for overly expensive union workers is not production, economic development, or “job creation.”

Residents understand our Brampton Mayor and the Transport Minister is trying to sell us this make work project, stripping our children’s life savings. We, the middle class are already gutted from strategic hosing. To sell the big move here with our own money is highly immoral! We do not want the LRT or dump taxes on our neighbors in other ridings who will not benefit one wooden nickel!

Please let your constituency know Brampton rejects LRT plans that will forcibly indebt us into a dark and unstable future.  And please tell our MPP, Vic Dhillion to stop hiding and come and stop this billion dollar weight on the young.

I await your response in this urgent matter.
Thank you,

Ted

The Reply:

Good afternoon Mr. Harlson, 

Thank you for e-mailing the office of MPP John Yakabuski regarding the state of Ontario’s finances and economy and specifically the situation within the City of Brampton. Your e-mail has been printed off for Mr. Yakabuski’s review and consideration.

 Thank you again for contacting the office of MPP Yakabuski.

 Regards,

Patrick Kelly

Office of John Yakabuski, MPP

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

 

 

About Ted Harlson

Born in lower Central B.C., I grew up in the lakes and mountains of the Okanagan. I've traveled in many Canadian cities, settling in Toronto mid 1980's where I married my lovely wife, Rose. Thanks to Ayn Rand's books and ideas, we have a happy and productive life, both with careers we enjoy! Life is a joy!