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Duly Quoted: Kathleen Wynne

Ontario's new incoming premier addresses chronic underfunding of transit in Toronto.

“If we can now understand that there are going to have to be new revenue tools, that we’re going to have to find a way to create a revenue stream—because we can’t balance the budget at the provincial level, and build all the transit that’s needed in the GTHA and beyond without new revenue streams. I’d love to see some of that come from the federal government…but we’ve got to take responsibility too, locally and provincially, for paying for that transit.”

—The new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, soon to be sworn in as the new premier, Kathleen Wynne, speaking on Metro Morning today. Wynne addresses a range of issues during the interview, including the government’s relationship with teachers, attack ads that were launched by the Tories yesterday, and her decision to address the “is Ontario ready for a gay premier?” question during this weekend’s convention.


  • HotDang

    That’s what I’m talking about.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Is “new revenue stream” code for higher taxes that the Tories will ride into power on, or service cuts that the Tories will ride into power on?

    • edmundcjoconnor

      That’s assuming Hudak knows which way to point the horse.

      • tyrannosaurus_rek

        Someone at the Sun will give him a hand.

        • exeng

          Are you suggesting Timmy is the Sun’s glove puppet?

  • Alex Greene

    2 words – corporate taxes. Billions in lost revenue and direct result of unneeded cuts that resulted in ZERO extra investment by the corporations. G & M report has clearly shown they just sit on the money while the govt is piling up debt.

    • tomwest

      When the Federal Gov. cut the corporate tax, Ontario should have raised its rate by the exact same amount.

  • Gordon Yarley

    This is a lovely surprise. Now let’s get it happening and get this gridlock problem fixed.

  • dsmithhfx

    Rob Ford is going to ask Wynne for subways, so I guess he wants higher taxes. Or an NFL stadium.

  • Glenn Storey

    well, that won’t go over well at ford world domination headquarters, a.k.a. smersh.