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National Strategy Proposed for TTC Funding

Earlier today, mayor Rob Ford was asked about the suggestion of road tolls as a source of revenue for the city, to help pay for things like transit projects in the city. The mayor was pretty clear he's against that proposal Which begs the question: then who SHOULD pay for transit in Toronto? Should it be the private sector? The provincial government? Done through property taxes? Well, one player that isn't mentioned as often in the transit debate is the federal government. But earlier today, Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow, York South Weston MP Mike Sullivan and Ward 21 Councillor Joe Mihevc talked to TTC riders at University and Queen St West about the need for a National Transit Strategy. What exactly would such a strategy do? Why do we need one? And how would it work? To help us understand, Here and Now was joined by Michael Roschlau. He's the president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association. Listen audio (runs 6:10)

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