“The federal government just doesn’t come along every day with $1.5 billion to help build something as important as the southeast Calgary LRT line,” said McIver. “This transportation link is important to Calgarians, who make up one-third of the entire population of Alberta. The province needs to recognize and understand its responsibility to the city and the people of southeast Calgary.”
PC Caucus will continue advocating on behalf of Calgarians to ensure the city is able to build this key piece of transportation infrastructure. Last Friday, the federal government announced it would contribute one-third of the total cost for the southeast Calgary Green Line, but the NDP government has not yet made any funding commitments.
“If the NDP government doesn’t move quickly this will be a missed opportunity for us,” said Rick Fraser, MLA for Calgary-South East. “We want to seal the deal as soon as possible to ensure this important project can get started. The federal government recognizes the need and has committed to providing the funds. The provincial government needs to do the same.”
“The Green Line LRT can help us reduce our carbon footprint in one of the largest populated areas of Calgary,” said Richard Gotfried, MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek. “We think this project should be a top priority for the transportation minister.”
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