Liberal candidates meet with commuters across Canada to promote Justin Trudeau’s transit plan

OTTAWA – Last week, Liberals in over 100 ridings across the country spoke with commuters about Justin Trudeau’s plan to make an historic investment in public transit. Over the span of four days, 320,000 transit cards, highlighting the Liberal commitment, were distributed in Montreal, Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and the Lower Mainland.

“Canadian commuters welcomed the historic investment that the Liberal Party has committed to make in our public transit system,” said Liberal candidate for Spadina–Fort York, Adam Vaughan. “Investing in public transit means not only making sure people can get to work and school on time, but also grow our community and local economy.”

Whether it is hours spent sitting in gridlock, packed subway cars, increasingly polluted air, or having insufficient transit options to get from point A to point B, transit issues affect our daily lives. All Canadians – in communities large and small – will benefit from the Liberal plan to significantly invest in public transit. A Liberal government will work with provincial and municipal leaders to see that the priority needs of our residents are met. This could mean increasing public transit options to have fewer cars on the road.

“The Liberal plan will quadruple federal investment in public transit over the next decade,” said Jody Wilson-Raybould, Liberal candidate in Vancouver Granville. “This investment will mean more buses, trains, and subways – which will reduce gridlock and mean that Canadians will be able to spend more time with their families.”