Mr. Dennis Mills (Broadview-Greenwood):
Madam Speaker, the Metropolitan Tbronto Hockey League, under the leadership of John Gardiner, has plans to build an international hockey and figure skating facility on 12 acres of land at the Downsview Air Force Base in Toronto.
This world-class facility will create instant construction jobs, long-term jobs in tourism, longer term jobs in fitness and amateur sport, not to mention the benefit to tens of thousands of figure skaters and hockey players, as well as a home for other Canadian cultural events.
The MTHL has raised the construction money from private sponsors and the government has declared the land redundant.
On behalf of all members of the greater Toronto Liberal caucus we urge this government to cut through the red tape and get this project going. It should remember its promise of jobs, jobs, jobs.
Subtopic: DOWNSVIEW AIR FORCE BASE