Taxpayers Coalition Launches Petition in Support of Subways


Matthew McGuire, the President of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition (TTC) today announced the launch of a petition in support of major capital investment in subways for the City of Toronto.

The petition calls on Premier Dalton McGuinty to allow for a free vote in the provincial legislature so Toronto MPPs can express the will of the residents, which is in favour of subways.

The website will launch tomorrow Tuesday, February 21st.

McGuire said, “The Premier has to know the obvious; that his MPPs are elected by Toronto residents too. City council had their say. The Mayor has had his say. This petition allows residents to tell the Premier that we want our Toronto MPPs to speak up for Toronto.”

“Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York, York, and East York residents want to know if the Toronto MPPs will stand up for them.”

“We believe that City Council has made an irresponsible decision. All evidence shows that, in the long run, subways are far cheaper than LRT, carry more people, and spur economic development”, added McGuire.

The Ontario government has final say on how the $8.4 billion transit funds from the province will be spent.


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