Dec 19, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader has announced some of his plans to help fund public transit in the province.
And Tim Hudak says, despite what the governing Liberals think – there isn’t a need to boost taxes to get the money to expand transit and ease gridlock in the GTHA.
Hudak says instead, the P-C’s would freeze implementation of full-day kindergarten and sell off government buildings such as the L-C-B-O headquarters and the Ontario Power Generation head office in Toronto.
The P-C leader says – forget looking at a hike in the gas tax to fund transit: as the Wynne government suggests. He says his party would create a two-billion-dollar a year trust for transit – funded by changing Ontario’s spending priorities.