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Leader Andrea Horwath writes to premier to use "common sense" approach in transit funding
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Andrea Horwath says she has a plan to reduce commute times by at least 30 minutes - and it goes hand-in-hand with transit funding.

The NDP leader has reached out to the premier, urging her to take a "common sense" approach when it comes to paying for transit expansion in the GTHA - and infrastructure projects all over the province.

Horwath wrote a letter to Kathleen Wynne outlining her priorities.

Standing with her Toronto-area MPPs by her side, Horwath says what she calls a modest corporate tax increase is one of the best ways to pay for transit expansion. She says that could be achieved by scaling back previously implemented corporate tax cuts.

The NDP leader also agrees the governments shares in GM should be sold, something the finance minister spoke of earlier this month.

Horwath says when the Financial Accountability Office is set up, she wants it to look at all transit funding tools.

As for what should be focused on, Horwath is looking to Toronto, underlining there should be a downtown relief subway line built as soon as possible.
 
She also wants electrification of the air-rail train link from Union Station to Pearson airport.


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Andrea Horwath says she has a plan to reduce commute times by at least 30 minutes - and it goes hand-in-hand with transit funding.

The NDP leader has reached out to the premier, urging her to take a "common sense" approach when it comes to paying for transit expansion in the GTHA - and infrastructure projects all over the province.

Horwath wrote a letter to Kathleen Wynne outlining her priorities.

Standing with her Toronto-area MPPs by her side, Horwath says what she calls a modest corporate tax increase is one of the best ways to pay for transit expansion. She says that could be achieved by scaling back previously implemented corporate tax cuts.

The NDP leader also agrees the governments shares in GM should be sold, something the finance minister spoke of earlier this month.

Horwath says when the Financial Accountability Office is set up, she wants it to look at all transit funding tools.

As for what should be focused on, Horwath is looking to Toronto, underlining there should be a downtown relief subway line built as soon as possible.
 
She also wants electrification of the air-rail train link from Union Station to Pearson airport.


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