ROAD TOLLS – FED UP TO THE BACK TEETH, MAYOR JOHN TORY LETS THE PREMIER HAVE IT

tory-roadtolls1A more civil man you couldn’t find, but for the first time MAYOR JOHN TORY has blasted the Ontario government at Queens Park. In short, Premier KATHLEEN WYNNE and her colleagues won’t allow the city to begin tolling the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway – two freeways totally maintained by TORONTO taxpayers.  <PHOTO ABOVE – CBC>

tory-roadtolls3MAYOR JOHN TORY: “The City of Toronto is Canada’s champion. We are the only global metropolis in this country. It is time that we stop being treated, and I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say ‘please, could you help me out with something that I thought was in the City of Toronto Act that I could do,’ and to be told ‘no, I’m terribly sorry, go away and come back some other day.”

tory-roadtolls2“This is the latest in a series of paternalistic responses that undervalue municipal autonomy and the priorities of TORONTO’s over three million residents,” he said. “If the Ontario government has decided to deny a regulatory change requested by the overwhelming majority of City Council, (I) would expect the provincial government to take serious and immediate action to address the city’s transit, transportation, childcare and housing needs.”  <PHOTO ABOVE – Rose Children’s Theatre, Eugene, Oregon>

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One thought on “ROAD TOLLS – FED UP TO THE BACK TEETH, MAYOR JOHN TORY LETS THE PREMIER HAVE IT

  1. Finally, Mayor Tory has developed a spine. This will be the end of Premier Wynne. Sadly, there are no alternatives. What does this mean? The Province of Toronto.

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