The MPP Holiday Is Finally Over

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Politicians finally return to Queens Park on Monday, but you haven’t heard a peep from the local media about this absentee problem have you? Why not? It’s the first time that our elected ‘representatives’ have been in session this year. 01 In actual fact, the legislature has sat only two weeks in the past nine months! 02 It’s the first time that they’ve been in the legislature since pocketing another automatic salary increase which kicked in as fast as the new year began. Too bad that they couldn’t move as fast to get back to work. Nice gig if you can get it.

You’d think that MPP Khalil Ramal would have had time to get some constituency work done, wouldn’t you? So why am I still waiting for a response to my August 2007 inquiry about the dangerous intersection at Commissioners Road & Pond Mills Road?

In case you missed my earlier post, here’s another copy of my email to Mr. Ramal:

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:01:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Gregory Fowler”
To: “MPP Khamil Ramal”
Subject: Pedestrian Safety Inquiry

Sir,

As a result of my own personal advocacy, Sgt. Thomas O’Brien did commission an investigation into the intersection of Commissioners Road E. & Pond Mills Rd. The investigation was conducted by Const. Riley, and a copy of the report was provided to you in January by Sgt. O’Brien.

It is clear from this report, that the design of said “channelized” intersection (and others like it) is dangerous to pedestrians.

Will you please describe what actions you have taken since receiving that information?

Mr. Greg Fowler (fowgre@yahoo.ca)
962 Eagle Crescent
London, Ont; N5Z 3H7

The previous Speaker (Steve Peters), “who oversees the operations of the legislative building, [said that] while final decisions on the hours the Legislature sits must be run by the three party House leaders, he says he’s open to new ideas.” 03 Maybe nobody thought to suggest to him that MPPs ought to do something to earn their gravy 😡

Sources:
01. 2008/03/16 – Toronto Star: House work piled up for MPPs
02. 2008/03/17 – Toronto Sun: Yule break over for MPPs
03. 2007/12/20 – Ottawa Sun: Legislature is a day care

Other Links:

2007/09/10 – So Why Don’t They?
2007/09/04 – Khalil Ramal’s PR BS
2007/09/20 – Pedestrians Are Voters Too

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