TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Earlier today Dalton McGuinty's Liberals put
out a press release saying "math matters." On this we agree.
Compare and contrast:
John Tory's Costing Plan for Transportation
- In transportation, the PC plan calls for a significant and long-
needed boost to Ontario's transportation infrastructure.
- The Ontario Government plans to spend $2 billion on transportation
in the current fiscal year.
- Our 'Truth in Taxes' plan will see this expenditure line for the
Ministry of Transportation increase to match annual revenues from
the provincial gasoline and fuel tax by 2011-12.
- This represents $1.1 billion more annually in the provincial
infrastructure funding, increasing total funding to $3.1 billion.
- Of this additional $1.1 billion, $800 million will be allocated to
capital and operational funding for public transit and $300
million will be sued for rural and Northern roads and bridges.
- These investments in transportation infrastructure represent a
substantial boost in funding for our municipal partners.
Source: The Ontario PC Party's Fiscal Plan for Ontario's Future,
Dalton McGuinty's Costing Plan for Transportation
(Let us know if you have any luck finding it.)
The facts are clear - at the end John Tory's first term in government,
spending on transportation will be $1.1 billion more per year than it is
At the end of another term of a Dalton McGuinty government Ontario will
still be waiting to see the first dime spent.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Liberal MPP Jean-Marc Lalonde
has endorsed John Tory's plan:
"When John Tory says he's gonna spend $800 million for public
transportation, yes I support that 100%. 100%." (Ottawa Citizen
editorial board meeting)
For further information:
For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760