Ontario Premier fires back at Flaherty over national transit strategy

Item date: 
May 31, 2013
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Key sentence is the last: "Mr. Flaherty’s stand means that, if Ms. Wynne’s government ultimately adopts the one-point increase to the HST, it will have to sell the tax hike to the entire province and decide what it will pay for outside of the Toronto area."

Metrolinx should have thought of this scenario BEFORE proposing the HST increase -- the largest revenue generator in its Investment Strategy.  But good news for road pricing which can generate more $ while reducing congestion, crashes and emissions - and doesn't need federal approval.