Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today to celebrate progress on the city's Confederation Line LRT, which will help relieve congestion, increase productivity and create up to 20,000 jobs.
The Premier, along with federal and municipal representatives, toured a portion of the 2.5 kilometre underground tunnel. More than 50 per cent of the tunnel has already been excavated. Ontario is investing up to $600 million - the largest provincial transit investment in the City of Ottawa's history - to help support the project.
Investing in public transit and supporting jobs is part of the government's comprehensive plan for a strong Ontario that builds people's talent and skills, builds a more dynamic business environment, builds new infrastructure and builds a more secure retirement for Ontarians.