Federal response on oversized load corridor ‘unacceptable,’ says MP

Comments part of Chamber 'Meet the MPs' breakfast

Chamber Chair Mark Lumley with MP Marilyn Gladu at a Tuesday morning Chamber breakfast.

Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu told attendees at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast that she isn’t giving up on securing funding for a $12-million oversized load corridor that will improve competitiveness for local fabricators capable of building equipment that would be exported through the Sarnia Harbour.

Gladu, who shared the podium with Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley on Tuesday morning, said she was disappointed that even after being assured the funding would find its way into the inaugural Liberal government budget, officials then told her to approach the province.

“This is totally unacceptable,” said Gladu. “They just gave $500 million for automotive, which won’t create a single job. We need $12 million that will create 3,000 jobs.”

Clearly, being in Opposition comes with its own set of challenges and with both Gladu and Shipley, the ability to “constructively criticize” will be one of those.

Gladu talked about what the latest moves of the Federal Government mean locally.

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  • Sarnian

    This is a Provincial issue.