Monique Taylor MPP, Hamilton Mountain

Government of Ontario

Hamilton NDP MPPs push for judicial inquiry into Red Hill Valley Parkway

Published on March 13, 2019

QUEENS PARK (March 7, 2019) - On Thursday, NDP Official Opposition Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre Andrea Horwath, together with NDP MPPs Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain), Sandy Shaw (Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas), and Paul Miller (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek) sent a letter to Hamilton’s mayor and city council calling for a judicial inquiry into a buried 2013 friction test report questioning the safety of the infamous Red Hill Valley Parkway.

“Hamilton families are shocked by the recently uncovered 2013 friction test report questioning the safety of this expressway,” said Horwath. “For years, families were assured that this road was safe despite serious concerns, and even after tragedies devastated lives. This report could have exposed the critical failures of the expressway while lives hung in the balance.

A judicial inquiry can shed light into many years of what Hamiltonians see as questionable claims about the safety of this roadway and finally bring justice, and some closure, for families who suffered injuries or lost loved ones.”