"There has to be a credible and realistic plan", to get high-speed rail built, she said.
The Liberals are the only party that will make sure high-speed rail happens, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday. She dangled the carrot of a 73-minute fast train ride between Toronto and London, and said that first-phase leg of the line through region could start service as early as 2025.
"They owe the people of this region an explanation", McGarry said.
Wynne and Horwath, who made her London campaign appearance hours earlier, traded barbs all day.
Wynne touted her party's high-speed rail project alongside sagecomm's founders, Jeff and Lindsey Sage.
When Ford was in Kitchener in April, he said they would do the environmental assessment for high-speed rail.
"After 15 years, the Liberals can't be trusted on this or any other project".
In releasing its southwestern Ontario platform Tuesday morning, the NDPs said they understand the need for "fast and reliable passenger rail service along a dedicated corridor through the southwest".
"They know exactly why high-speed rail is needed".
"They also said to me that they could double their business if they had that kind of connectivity, if they had that kind of accessibility".
McGarry said the NDP "wiped out the funding for high-speed rail" and said the NDP have "always been cagey on high-speed rail". "We can't just assume that will grow without support", she said.
Wynne acknowledged it would have been better to have started long ago. The whole Windsor-to-Toronto link could cost $20 billion.
"This is the spark that will ignite southwestern Ontario's next economic boom", she said.
Instead, she said, the NDP's plan cuts $33 million in funding being spent on environmental assessments for the project.
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