ATU Local 113 supports holding Premier Ford and Metrolinx accountable for the Eglinton Crosstown disaster. ATU Local 113 fully supports the call for a public inquiry to be held immediately to address the lack of transparency, accountability and ongoing conduct that is not in the best interest of the public and transportation needs.

The Eglinton Crosstown is another demonstration of consistent failures of LRT expansion across the province, as we have seen with the Ottawa Confederation Line LRT.

Public-Private-Partnerships, known as P3s, deliver billions of dollars to the friends of government and leave taxpayers paying billions extra in construction and maintenance costs for substandard work and years of delay in public transit expansion.

The public inquiry will help shed light on the safety concerns and mismanagement of public funds, with no accountability to the transit users and taxpayers of Toronto. We have to stop power without accountability.