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CivicAction Chair John Tory issues transit tax warning

Toronto-area taxpayers are “terrified” that money raised from new transit taxes will be wasted, says CivicAction Chair John Tory.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has set up a Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel, chaired by Anne Golden, to recommend the best funding options — such as property tax hikes, road tolls and parking levies — to raise $2 billion annually.

Tory insisted that the public will only embrace new taxes and fees if there are measures in place to ensure they are targeted at transit infrastructure and the money raised is well spent.

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Author:

Antonella Artuso

Appeared In (Publisher):

Toronto Sun