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.
Only Ontario Liberals have a serious plan to grow our economy and create
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