Comment 78544

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted June 15, 2012 at 13:03:38

It's a watershed moment, perhaps, to finally get drivers to pay their way. Many economists think now is the time for governments to inject cash into faltering economies through infrastructure renewal and expansion, and the default investment should be in mass/public transit, not more roads for private cars.

But will the non-driving voting public get their act together and insist on directing funds to this type of infrastructure development? I was pleased to hear Hazel McCallion's recent call for more taxes to ease gridlock, but in response to her comments, "Income tax, sales tax, (vehicle) registration tax . . . I have no preference", I think that fairness dictates that it should be vehicle registration taxes that are increased, not income or sales taxes.

Hell, all new roads and highways in Ontario should be tolled, too.

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