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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 25 Apr, 2013 At 02:39 PM | Categorized As General News, Metrolinx | With 0 Comments

Councillor Adam Vaughan said that they have enough votes to bring the issue of raising revenue to fund the Metrolinx from a slight sales tax increase to the council for a full debate. The Star reports

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 5 Apr, 2013 At 09:35 PM | Categorized As General News, Metrolinx | With 0 Comments

Construction for the long-awaited crosstown LRT will start this week in a $6.7 Billion project that will transform Eglington ave from Jane St all the way to Scarborough. The Star reports

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 Apr, 2013 At 01:47 PM | Categorized As Metrolinx, Neoliberal Alert, Rob Ford | With 0 Comments
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Rob Ford, the classy Toronto Mayor, gagged at the idea of raising taxes to pay for the Metrolinx and instead proposed building a casino! National Post reports A small increase in the sales tax could raise up to $40 billion to pay for a transport system of and for the 21st century that creates thousands [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Mar, 2013 At 11:31 AM | Categorized As Metrolinx, Progressive Politics, Rob Ford | With 0 Comments
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The city of Toronto is facing a serious traffic crisis that will only get worse in the next 5 years, and community groups are looking into a small sales tax increase to fund the Metrolinx. The Toronto Region Board of Trade and CivicAction are using Los Angeles as an example, which passed a 0.5 per [...]