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Tories talk transit funding tools as Premier gets ready to release her plan
PC leader Tim Hudak also wants DVP, Gardiner and Allen to be taken over by the province
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Later today, Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to unveil her plan for funding GTA transit expansion during a speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

This morning, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak spoke of what he wouldn't do - increase your taxes. He says he's pay for transit expansion by creating more jobs to increase income tax revenue to the province.

Hudak says he would also shave at least 10 per cent off of the $12 billion the province spends on infrastructure and buildings a year. He says he would put that money towards subways.

The Tories also want to tackle traffic and are looking to make the highway system flow. Hudak says he wants the Allen Expressway, Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, as well as  Highway 174 in Ottawa to be taken over by the province.

Those highways are now the responsibility of municipalities, meaning they pays for maintenance. Hudak wouldn't say how the province would be able to shoulder the annual cost.

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Later today, Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to unveil her plan for funding GTA transit expansion during a speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

This morning, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak spoke of what he wouldn't do - increase your taxes. He says he's pay for transit expansion by creating more jobs to increase income tax revenue to the province.

Hudak says he would also shave at least 10 per cent off of the $12 billion the province spends on infrastructure and buildings a year. He says he would put that money towards subways.

The Tories also want to tackle traffic and are looking to make the highway system flow. Hudak says he wants the Allen Expressway, Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, as well as  Highway 174 in Ottawa to be taken over by the province.

Those highways are now the responsibility of municipalities, meaning they pays for maintenance. Hudak wouldn't say how the province would be able to shoulder the annual cost.

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