Proposed new Toronto-area highway comes at a high cost to environment and personal health, say critics

The Ontario government's proposal to build a highway through the northwest of the Greater Toronto Area could cause a cascade of environmental and health problems for people living in the region and beyond, according to several experts and residents.

"If you were trying ... to make the greenhouse gas emission problem worse, this would be a very, very good strategy to follow," Mark Winfield, a professor of environmental and urban change at York University in Toronto, told What on Earth host Laura Lynch.

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