Premier election-ready on transit funding tools

Kathleen Wynne won't reveal her picks but stresses need for transit investment

The premier is standing behind her push for transit funding tools, the day after a report by a panel she commissioned recommended slapping on a gas tax of up to 10 cents a litre.

With both the Tories and NDP adamantly against taxing residents for transit building, the discussion is setting the stage for a spring election, when the budget - including the minority Liberal transit plan - comes out.

Kathleen Wynne underlines there needs to be transit expansion in the GTHA - and that means finding a way to pay for it.

And while she's focused on the GTHA, she underlines any money raised outside of that area will go to infrastructure projects elsewhere in Ontario.

Although Wynne didn't endorse anything yet, she says one thing is clear: there will be no more panels on the issue. She vows to make a decision on the matter.

She underlines both businesses and people have told her that they want to find a way to reduce congestion and expand the transit network. She maintains something needs to be done because productivity is lost when goods are sitting in traffic for hours on end.

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  1. Frankie posted on 12/13/2013 02:16 PM
    Since the Liberals have "stolen" and wasted so much money they have nothing left for transit so they need to tax us more.

    Only in Ontario do we punish these actions by keeping them in power. Can't wait to hear the next disaster.

    They're a train wreck!
  2. Ernie posted on 12/13/2013 04:09 PM
    The Liberals have run out of gas just like their transit funding ideas where drivers will get raped at the pumps..again.

    and again

    and again

    Throw them all out
  3. Mike from the hinterland posted on 12/14/2013 10:52 AM
    Seriously Kathleen Wynne, after all the boondoggles you and Premier Dad pulled off. Do you expect us to trust you with running another large project. Go to hell! FO and die!
  4. john posted on 12/14/2013 11:44 AM
    i dare u to call a election BITCH . we are going to kick you and your gang of thugs ass out of office . we are going to get our province back . our country back and there is not a damn thing u can do about it . so call the election time to clean out queens park . time to clean the gene pool .
  5. Mark7 posted on 12/14/2013 12:52 PM
    Good ole sticky faced Wynn...just another Fiberal.
  6. Loretta posted on 12/14/2013 01:36 PM
    Here is a wacky idea - lets let the transit users pay for the system with increased fees. A $10 surcharge for a metro pass is a start. Then is they need more money lets license ebikes and adults on bicycles. Then start talking about hitting the auto drivers AGAIN!!!
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