From Rick Ciccarelli, Chair, Clean Train Coalition, 14 December 2014:
It’s been a busy couple of weeks.
Following our board meeting last month, the Clean Train Coalition has been very active through the OUR UNION PEARSON campaign organized by TTC Riders and through our plans for engaging with Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack proposal that requires electrification of the existing rail corridors.
OUR UNION PEARSON includes the Toronto Airport Council of Unions, Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, Social Planning Toronto and CTC, as well as TTC Riders. Please circulate the petition and campaign materials.
The OUR UNION PEARSON campaign was launched with pamphleteering and petition-signing at Pearson airport, Weston GO Station, Dundas West subway station and Union Station on December 3.
The environmental group Green 13, actively supporting both CTC and OUR UNION PEARSON, also issued a letter campaign to Mayor John Tory, Metrolinx Chair Rob Prichard and Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, and to elected officials along the Union-Pearson corridor.