Here we go again. It’s for the earth, taxes will save you – really. What a load. Perhaps this isn’t the most incisive commentary, but come on. These people will try anything, and they think we’re complete idiots. And maybe they’re right, we let the HST just slide by in this province. Get ready to see this implemented as some sort of per-km ‘carbon tax’.
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The Canadian Press
May 31, 2010
Ontario’s environmental commissioner is recommending road tolls and other charges to help the province cut the greenhouse gases it produces.
In his annual progress report on greenhouse gas reductions, Gord Miller calls for a comprehensive assessment of how road pricing can help in the battle against climate change.
Miller says the transportation sector is the single largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario, and steps must be taken to make public transit a more attractive option.
He says many jurisdictions around the world have realized significant environmental, social and economic benefits by putting a price on road use.
Miller’s report says the Liberal government will need to expand its climate-change policy agenda if it hopes to have any chance of reaching its short- and medium-term reduction targets.
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