For Immediate Release
October 17, 2019
WINDSOR, ON — Today, Liberal candidate Irek Kusmierczyk was joined by Mayor of Tecumseh and Warden of Essex County, Gary McNamara, at the St .Paul Pumping Station to warn local residents and voters about the significant impact Conservative infrastructure cuts will have on their everyday lives.
As part of the Conservatives’ commitment to make $53 billion in cuts over the next five years, Andrew Scheer has announced $18 billion in cuts to much-needed local infrastructure. This means that communities throughout Southwestern Ontario will see the delay or the outright cancellation of crucial investments in road and bridge maintenance, water systems, transit options, new parks, rinks, pools, and more. And because these cancelled projects will also mean cancelling the jobs they would have created, the local economy will suffer as well.
“Local infrastructure investments are critical in building our communities and reducing the impact of flooding”, said Irek Kusmierczyk, Liberal Candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh. “Andrew Scheer’s plan is irresponsible, irrational, and not in the best interest of the voters in my riding. His $18 billion cuts to infrastructure will hurt our communities and our workers. The only way to stop Conservative cuts is to vote Liberal.”
Irek Kusmierczyk was joined by Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh, Warden of Essex County and former President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. “I know the importance of investments in local infrastructure in our residents’ lives. The Conservative’s plan to cut funding for infrastructure is the wrong approach and will hurt the residents of Windsor-Tecusmeh”, Mayor McNamara said.
There’s only one way to stop Scheer’s Conservative cuts, and that’s to vote Liberal and elect a progressive government — not a progressive opposition. The NDP wasn’t able to stop Doug Ford in Ontario, or Stephen Harper before him. A re-elected Liberal government will move our communities forward — for everyone.