The leaders of Ontario’s major political parties faced off over the highly contentious Highway 413 project during a prime-time debate Monday evening.
As became the theme for several talking points throughout the debate, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford lined up in favour of the project, while Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner all denounced it.
Schreiner called the project — which has not yet gone through a tendering process but is estimated to cost around $10 billion — both “fiscally irresponsible” and a “climate disaster” that would pave over farmland just to save drivers 30 seconds out of their daily commute.
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