Clean Trains Festival – April 28th 2012

 

This Saturday, April 28th 2012,  from 1pm – 4pm come to the West Toronto Rail Path at the Wallace St Entrance (Map) to come together as a community and have our voices heard: “We don’t want dirty diesel trains in our backyard!”

 

“It’s time to stand up for our health, and the health of our children and seniors in our community! We have to ask the Provincial government why they will not commit to immediate electrification of the Airport Rail Link.

Despite our legitimate concerns that diesel trains will contribute to air pollution and jeopardize our health, the government is determined to run hundreds of dirty diesel trains through our backyards.

Two years ago, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health urged the government only to proceed with the Union-Pearson Rail Link if it is electrified in order to prevent an increased risk of asthma and cancer for 300, 000 residents.

We need to know why the government continues to ignore this expert advice and put people’s health at risk by insisting on using polluting diesel trains on this line!

The most important thing is to make a smart investment in clean transit and protect the health and safety of Ontarians.”

 

The event will include Children’s Games, Musical Guests (Wayne Petti, Alberta Darling, Andrew Cash) as well as speeches from;  Clean Trains Coalition & Friends of West Toronto Railpath; City of Toronto Councillors Gord Perks, Sarah Duocette, and Mike Layton; MPP’s Cheri Di Novo, Jonah Schein, Rosario Marchese; ONDP leader Andrea Horwath; MP’s Peggy Nash and Mike Sullivan

 

If you would like to learn more about the clean trains coalition please see: Clean Trains

More information on the West Toronto Railpath is available at: Friends of the West Toronto Railpath

To see the facebook event invite visit: Event Invite