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Transit funding: Ontario needs $2 billion a year, Kathleen Wynne says

There’s no free ride to more transit and less gridlock, says Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Speaking to a friendly audience of about 200 people at the CivicAction forum at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place, Wynne said the $50 billion in necessary infrastructure improvements over the next 25 years has to come from somewhere.

And that means tolls, parking surcharges, congestion charges or some other kind of dedicated tax in and around Toronto.

“New money has to be found,” the premier said Wednesday, adding she is “correcting the misconception” that funding for Metrolinx’s ambitious Big Move will magically appear from finding efficiencies.

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Author:

Robert Benzie

Appeared In (Publisher):

The Toronto Star