Overburdened taxpayers, be they renters, condo or homeowners and businesses alike, do not want new taxes in the form of road tolls, as a new hidden tax discussed as toll tax for the Don Valley and Gardner.
That would amount to a $50.tax per week tax or $2,600 per year taken out of our salaries in addition to gas taxes etc.
Nor do they want to be forcing home builders to pay for annual metro passes of $1,308 per unit as an additional cost of buying your new condo home.
Spending six hundred thousand dollars $600,000 of taxpayer’s hard earned income as a Guarantor to gain votes or support from Toronto Cyclists Union and bank roll a private corporation is NOT being fiscally responsible at any time.
Torontonians are united from downtown to the suburbs, that incumbent councillors chronic spending in support of left leaning unsustainable ideologies for transit or other core and non-core services must be stop in 2010.
Any modern era for the Toronto and TTC will start with the departure of the outgoing Mayor and his personal appointee chairman for the TTC.
Personally I hope that Ford along with other Mayoralty support and promote Toronto's urgent need of the past 35 years now, for either a rail or subway link to the International airport.
This would also help the residents in the Weston area along with the immediate construction of the down town relief line DRL he will have the blessing of Torontonians along with the North York Community and other such communities throughout our great city.
Metrolinx, if it understands Toronto's internal transportation requirements will reverse the outgoing Mayors Transit City Plan by ensuring that the two top priorities for Toronto's transit links are the construction of the DRL proposed back in the 1980s and a rail or subway link to Person International Airport ASAP.
If the DRL is not started immediately, there is no sense whatsoever in any extension north to bring people into an already transit system which is overloaded in the down town core areas.
In my humble opinion, the DRL is a must and urgently needed for the city along with a rail or subway link to the International Airport.
Now if Ford, can support my position by getting provincial and federal governments off their respective CULOS to make a lasting commitment to Public Transit in supporting cities with existing public transit by allocating a per cent age of the billions of dollars collect annually through existing gasoline and diesel taxes and have the commitment based on populations of each city, Transit financing can be solved once and for all for Toronto and other Canadian cities.
Toronto is OUR CITY, YOUR VOTE and OUR FUTURE TOGETHER begins with your victory on October 25, 2010.
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CLARKE an INDEPENDENT NOT a CAREER Politician or supporter of any political party, special interest group or lobbyists. PETER is your average citizen candidate and answerable only to the people NOT a political party, special interest group or lobbyist