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MD: Province, feds should pay for Hwy. 69 (October 01, 2002)

SUDBURY, Ont. - A local doctor says there's no question, the federal and Ontario provincial governments should each pay an equal share to four-lane Hwy. 69.Public safety is the responsibility of both ...


SUDBURY, Ont. – A local doctor says there’s no question, the federal and Ontario provincial governments should each pay an equal share to four-lane Hwy. 69.

Public safety is the responsibility of both levels of government, insists Dr. Roger Labonte, a cardiologist.

“Some of us have been pushing this for years,” Labonte tells local media. In 1989, the good doctor joined a committee to four-lane the deadly route after a multiple-vehicle accident on the same road claimed the life of a local physician.

The committee, comprised of businesspeople, the former Sudbury Regional Development Corporation and the mayors of Mactier and Parry Sound, called for immediate government action to four-lane Hwy. 69 for safety and economic reasons.

Labonte has sent Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci a letter, urging he and Sudbury MP Diane Marleau to act together to accomplish the much-needed upgrades.


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