Ontario Liberals' Liz Sandals Insults GO Train Riders, Apologizes
TORONTO - Liz Sandals is apologizing for saying most GO Transit train riders likely don’t have the qualifications to run a multibillion-dollar corporation or nuclear operations.
The Treasury Board president had been defending high proposed and potential raises for public sector executives.
The Liberal government has faced days of criticism over raises totalling up to $8 million for about 80 executives at Ontario Power Generation and a potential raise of up to $118,000 for the head of transit agency Metrolinx.
Sandals made the remarks Thursday when she was asked how she thinks the raises look to people sitting on a delayed GO train.