Ontario's transportation minister on new funding for roads and transit
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is promising to spend $29 billion over the next decade on transit and transportation infrastructure. About half of that is for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas; that means 14 billion for the rest of the province, including Ottawa.
The plan would redirect 7.5 cents on every dollar of the gas tax -- along with the HST on gas -- to transit, roads and bridges...But that accounts for just a tiny fraction of what's needed.
And voters will have to wait for the upcoming budget for most of the details of where the money will come from. Glen Murray is Ontario's minister of transportation and infrastructure, and we reached him for more detail.