Ontario's Minister of Transportation says Ford would put brakes on Niagara Go Trains

Ontario's Minister of Transportation is joining in the chorus of politicians speaking out after Ontario Tory Leader Doug Ford stopped short of committing to Go Train service in Niagara.

During a stop in Welland yesterday, Ford wouldn't provide a firm answer about the future of year round Go Train service in Niagara, saying instead that he wants to take a closer look at the plans.

He says while he's not ruling it out, he wants to review the plan and consult with the people before making a final decision.

Minister Kathryn McGarry is concerned about his hesitancy.

"When Doug Ford says review, we know he's putting the brakes on this project. We've already determined with the residents, with the politicians of Niagara Region, that this is an essential service for the Niagara region."

When asked how she 'knows' this, she says: "We know that he has billions of dollars in cuts that he's looking at doing and I think that this is one of those services. This isn't progress - I think the people of the Niagara Region deserve more."

McGarry says the Liberal government remains committed to bring Go Train Service to Niagara.

"We have it on track! And I think the people of Niagara, including his own candidates need to ask him what he means by that."