Costs and Financing - Opinion and Commentary

Jan. 27, 2017

"So let me get this straight; Toronto's infrastructure requirements (of about $1 billion/year) were probably going to be a three-way split between the municipal, provincial, and federal governments; Kathleen Wynne is offering $170 million/year in gas tax revenue (which represents about half of the province's share), while at the same time taking away the city's best opportunity of raising $200 to $250 million of its $333 million dollar annual contribution, and, at the same time, taking politcal credit for blocking John Tory's infamous road tolls - Win, win for Wynne; no glory for Tory!"

Phil Prentice
Jan. 17, 2017

"John Tory recognizes that an extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway is the right way to go - It's unfortunate that he has decided to drop two of the subway stops to help justify his SmartTrack - $1 billion of the $4 billion being wasted on SmartTrack would cover the cost of the two dropped subway stations and leave $3 billion for the Crosstown East LRT and the Relief Line Subway"

Phil Prentice
Dec. 16, 2016

Pictured in July 2014 when he announced a partnership between Honest Ed's and Badboy Superstore - (ERNEST DOROSZUK, Toronto Sun)

Dec. 16, 2016
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First posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 07:25 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 07:37 PM EST

Dec. 16, 2016

We charge commuters $2 to get to work from the suburbs, and pocket the cash - Michael Peake/Postmedia Network