WATCH: Feds announce more gas tax funding

The money will go to infrastructure projects

The federal government has announced gas tax funding municipalities get from Ottawa will now be permanent. The payout - $8.1 billion over 10 years.

Finance Minister Joe Oliver was at the Hillcrest TTC yard on Bathurst along with Mayor Rob Ford to make the announcement.

Oliver says this money would go towards infrastructure projects, which would create jobs.

Ford stressed the money is needed, pointing to Toronto getting $1 billion since 2005. He underlined how federal funding such as this helps in projects such as subway extensions. He repeated his commitment for a Scarborough subway.

Toronto's mayor avoided questions when walking out of the room, even if some were about the gas tax.

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  1. tanjo posted on 07/11/2014 01:37 PM
    What? The mayor has finally realized what most of us knew all along? You have to pay for Subways Subways Subways with Taxes Taxes Taxes?

    ... or maybe this is okay, because he doesn't have to directly collect the taxes himself, just use the money.
  2. Peter posted on 07/11/2014 01:41 PM

    Now wasn't that a nice speech, without the shirtless.

    Good going Mayor Ford.

    Thank you NewsTalk 1010

    1. tanjo posted on 07/11/2014 02:56 PM
      @Peter All it takes is a little planning.

      I am sure the Ford camp expected, when they planned the conference for a very public street corner, that he would be surrounded by hundreds of fans, just like a "Rock Star".

  3. arthur posted on 07/11/2014 03:17 PM
    Rob has no cred to wear that around his neck.
    ever notice Rob is ok with taxes when it's things he can try to stroke his ego with.
    none of these people standing up there will be around in 18 months time
  4. michael posted on 07/11/2014 03:46 PM
    Rob Ford tax and spend rehab addict.
    who would of thunk it?
  5. Is Rob Ford posted on 07/11/2014 05:11 PM
    Is Rob Ford shaking his crack cocaine hand or his liquor drinking hand?
  6. Rob Ford's Brother Doug posted on 07/11/2014 06:03 PM
    My little brother sort of messed up this morning.

    He said he loves the gas tax money from the feds - you know - the money that Harper promised 10 years ago when he began the tax

    But 10 years ago Robbie called the same gas tax "the worst tax ever".

    On behalf of my crack addicted little brother, Rob, I apologize to the people of Toronto for his temporary confusion.

    He still hates taxes - even though we all know that we need the money for his subway to nowhere and to get rid of street cars (total for both + 3.2 billion).

    I'll get him to listen to me again before he has another presser because I am the brains and he is just the fat A$$.

    Look out, Christine Elliott, I am the brains and I will be the leader of the PC's.

    NOTE TO: Karl Burgin - please write one of your really long comments that will explain Robbie's screw-up to everyone.
    1. Karl Burgin's Landlord posted on 07/11/2014 06:10 PM
      @Rob Ford's Brother Doug Sorry, Doug, Karl is too busy to write anything for a while.

      Because he is three months behind in his rent for my basement, I found a part-time job for him. He's washing cars at the local Mitsubishi dealer.
    2. DMCP posted on 07/11/2014 09:49 PM
      @Karl Burgin's Landlord Apparently you fancy yourself as a comedy writer. Don't give up your day job - if you have one.
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