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CivicAction turns up heat on area politicians over transit funding

Forum hears from GTHA mayors, Premier Kathleen Wynne

The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance turned up the heat on Toronto and area politicians, calling on them to show their public support for new transit revenue tools during a forum Wednesday, April 17.

At a forum organized by the regional advocacy group, CivicAction’s chair John Tory and CEO Mitzie Hunter unveiled a pledge for supporting dedicated revenue tools – a suite of new fees and taxes Metrolinx is researching to pay for future transit.

Hunter said the pledge would be sent to every politician in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

“Right now at this minute we are pressing ‘send’ on an invitation to all of our elected officials at all levels to sign this pledge,” said Hunter to the audience of forum attendees gathered at the Allstream Centre,on the grounds of the CNE.

“We need politicians to show that there is wide, regional support for new transportation funding.”

Author:

Rahul Gupta

Appeared In (Publisher):

City Centre Mirror