On Monday, December 16, the province of Ontario cancelled their commitment to Hamilton’s LRT. The Minister of Transportation, in a written statement, said that the project costs were severely underestimated, and that the government, “…was not prepared to download $1-billion in unforeseen costs onto the taxpayers of Hamilton.”

The provincial government will honour the $1-billion capital commitment to transportation infrastructure investments in the City of Hamilton.

For the Minister of Transportation’s full statement, please see below: