On the heels of a decision by the Ontario Superior Court, ruling in favour of the WPD White Pines project against the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith says stopping the project is still a priority.
Smith says his party has barely been in government a week and hasn’t been able to make any significant headway yet, but they will definitely continue to push back against the project.
Even though the IESO has given its approval and WPD has won its latest court challenge, there are still a number of municipal permits outstanding as well.
Meanwhile, Smith says his government will most definitely be looking for ways to get Belleville money to continue with its cycling infrastructure project.
Some within the city are upset after the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling program was shelved, alongside the provincial cap-and-trade program, which was providing the money for the cycling infrastructure projects.
Smith tells Quinte News, the cycling cash should have never come from the cap-and-trade program in the first place.
The City of Belleville received close to $430,000 from the OMCC program this year and will have to look at different ways to fund its other planned cycling infrastructure projects for now.