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Tory motion rejects Liberal’s Scarborough subway plan

File photo of the Scarborough RT. CITYNEWS

Ontario MPPs are set to vote on a motion which rejects the Liberal’s Scarborough subway plan and calls for the longer line council had wanted.

“The time is now for the Liberals to stop the pretense and commit to their byelection promise to give Scarborough the subway system it needs,” Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said in a statement.

“The Liberals have to give up their love of billion-dollar boondoggles.”

Earlier this month, Transportation Minister Glen Murray said the province would fund a 6.4-kilometre extension from Kennedy station. It includes stops at Lawrence and Scarborough City Centre and is only two-thirds of the length city councillors wanted.

Doug Holyday, the Tory’s newly-elected GTA subways and gridlock critic, recently filed a motion calling for a subway all the way to Sheppard Avenue.

“It’s very simple language that even the Liberals should understand,” he said.

“It’s a motion that is very difficult to misinterpret. There is not a single stakeholder, let alone anyone in Scarborough, who is onside with the Liberals.”

MPPs will vote on the motion on Wednesday.