WATERLOO — Ontario’s finance minister says he’s heard the demand for improved transit links between Waterloo Region and Toronto “loud and clear.”

In a wide-ranging luncheon address in Waterloo on Tuesday, Vic Fedeli said the promise of two-way, all-day GO train service is clearly front and centre on the minds of business and community leaders in the region.

“Believe me, we hear you loud and clear,” he told the audience at the event presented by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.

The message he’ll take back to Queen’s Park “is that in order to continue to expand the tech sector here, the region needs transit that can accommodate that,” Fedeli said in a brief interview following his talk. “There’s an important link between Toronto and the K-W region, and the transit needs to be adequate.”

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