Transit tax credit was getting more and more expensive: Documents
Metro Ottawa

By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, September 24, 2017

The Public Transit Tax Credit the government ended this year was rapidly growing in cost having risen by 90 per cent over the last decade, according to government documents on the program.

The credit on public transit passes began in 2006 and was ended by the Liberal government in their budget this spring. Through access to information Metro obtained dozens of pages of documents about the decision.

Most of the documents highlight the government’s previously stated concerns that the credit wasn’t incentivizing people to take transit as it was designed.

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