VIDEO: Demands for Better Winter Road Cleaning at Queen's Park
With the GTA and other parts of southern Ontario expected to get walloped by another winter storm over the next 24 hours, the Transportation Minister is getting pressed by opposition and members of his own party about if the province needs to get a better handle on snow removal.
Glen Murray points to climate change for unpredictable weather which plays apparent in snowy highways. But he maintains provincial guidelines are being followed.
Both the opposition and members of his own party, beg to differ.
Liberal MPP for Vaughan Steven Del Duca stood up during Question Period to reveal his constituents complain about highway issues during storms and road closures.
PC MPP Vic Fidelli held up his phone, showing pictures of near whiteout conditions on the roads further north. He says it doesn't seem like road-clearing standards are being met and if there are, it may be time to revisit them.
NDP House leader Gilles Bisson believes the problem has to do with the way things are run. Bisson says with both dispatch and patrols being privatized, contractors are in essence patrolling themselves.