You can't get from there to here with that
TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - If wishes were horses, Ontario would have seen
a renaissance in its public transportation system after four years of a Dalton
McGuinty government. That's because nobody makes a promise like Dalton
McGuinty. And for Dalton McGuinty, there's no promise like a transportation
promise. Unfortunately, with Dalton McGuinty all one ever gets are promises.
- Dalton McGuinty promised the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority
over and over and over again - on page 21 of his 2003 platform, then
on page 33 of the 2004 budget, then page 119 of the 2005 budget, then,
yet again, on 110 of the 2006 budget.
- Dalton McGuinty promised a "seamless" GTA fare card that was supposed
to be introduced by 2005. It took four years for Dalton McGuinty to
announce a pilot project for a card that is virtually useless to
anybody who lives or works in the City of Toronto because the card
will only be accepted at five of Toronto's more than five-dozen subway
stations. Good luck boarding a bus or a streetcar with that.
And let's not forget the centerpiece of Dalton McGuinty's transportation
plan - the $17.5 billion promise. And what a promise it is.
Please refer to the attached maps for a look at how Ontario's public
transportation systems have been transformed by Dalton McGuinty's government -
and how they will be transformed by Dalton McGuinty should he win the next
A John Tory government will ensure that there's "Truth in Taxes" in
Ontario and guarantee that 100% of gas and fuel tax revenue is spent on
transportation projects. Liberal MPP Jean-Marc Lalonde likes it:
"When John Tory says he's gonna spend $800 million for public
transportation, yes I support that 100%. 100%." (Ottawa Citizen editorial
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