NDP Candidate Advocates Road Tolls, Suggests Parking Tax
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - NDP candidate Paul Ferreira says Ontarians should be charged road tolls and parking taxes. In a debate on CBC radio last night, Ferreira said he has been a long-time advocate for road tolls and also suggested it was time to discuss a parking tax.
"Ontario families don't want to pay a new NDP tax just to park their car," said Liberal candidate Laurel Broten (Etobicoke-Lakeshore). "Andrea Horwath has made too many expensive promises, and she has no plan to pay for them. Now we see the NDP want a parking tax and road tolls."
In the CBC debate Ferreira said, "I think we owe it to voters, to residents, to citizens to have a mature conversations on topics like that. Should there be road tolls? Should there be a parking tax? Should we be looking at additional funding revenues?... I am proud to say that in 2006 when I ran for city council in this city I proposed levying a toll on the DVP and the Gardiner Expressway." (CBC Radio, September 22, 2011)
Ontario Liberals have rejected tolls on existing provincial highways, and consistently said no to tolls on the DVP or Gardiner expressway.
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