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Ford government ignored experts by prioritizing Highway 413, Bradford Bypass

December 1, 2022  By CP24

Ontario ignored its own experts when it decided to prioritize building eight highways, including Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, the auditor general said Wednesday.

Bonnie Lysyk said in her annual report that the minister of transportation directed the ministry to defer six higher-priority highways that had been previously approved by the Treasury Board.

Lysyk also found the ministry neglected to communicate to the government that the minister’s decision was at odds with the recommendation from its own subject-matter experts who said they would not have recommended four of those highways at the time.



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