Dec 9th, 2021
JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT ON ONTARIO’ AUDITOR GENERAL REPORTS Barrie, ON – Bonnie Lysyk, Ontario’s Auditor General whose job it is to hold provincial public-sector and broader-public-sector organizations accountable for financial responsibility, well-managed programs, and transparency in public rep...
Dec 1st, 2021
Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner speaks to supporters in downtown Barrie in this file photo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday files From BarrieToday, November 29, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the provincial ...
Nov 27th, 2021
Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and Associate Transportation Minister Stan Cho. FACEBOOK From the Toronto Star, November 26, 2021 By Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief Premier Doug Ford has started seeking bids to build sections of the controversial Bradford bypass freeway. Ford...
Nov 19th, 2021
“Reconsider Your Support for Bradford Bypass” local groups ask Lake Simcoe municipalities in light of growing public pressure, faulty process and high costs November 18 2021 Simcoe County, ON – Following four high profile “Greenbelt Not Asphalt” protests against the building of new highways in ...
Nov 12th, 2021
Negotiated changes to the privatized Highway 407 could deliver benefits sooner and at a lower cost than spending billions on a new highway that will take more than a decade to build. RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO From The Toronto Star, November 9, 2021 By Matt Elliott The words “highway” or...
Nov 11th, 2021
Bradford/East Gwillimbury/King – Three local groups whose communities will be directly impacted by the Bradford Bypass have officially asked the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to designate the project for further federal study. Although the Federal government refused to designate the highwa...
Nov 10th, 2021
From left to right: East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson, Holland Marsh Growers’ Assocation Executive Director Jody Mott, Premier Doug Ford, MPP and Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, BWG Mayor Rob Keffer and Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of FinanceNatasha Philpott/BradfordToday Fr...
Nov 8th, 2021
Premier Doug Ford is greeted by London Mayor Ed Holder at Nestle Canada’s ice cream factory in London, Ont. Nov. 5, 2021. On Monday, Ford took a campaign-style swing through Bradford, where he announced the proposed Bradford Bypass would not be tolled when it is scheduled to open in 2024. NICO...
Nov 1st, 2021
PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SUSAN KAO WITH PHOTOS BY STEVE RUSSELL, AMANDA PERSICO, VINCE TALOTTA, ANDREW From the Toronto Star, October 31, 2021 By Sheila Wang, Reporter, Emma McIntosh, Special to the Star In their rush to resurrect the Bradford Bypass, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conse...
Nov 1st, 2021
By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Statement from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition on Toronto Star’s Investigation into the Bradford Bypass. Barrie, ON – Yesterday, the Toronto Star and the National Observer published an ...