By Pat McCartney, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, January 24, 2018
(...)Road-use fee would be wasted
Re: You already pay to use roads — just not in a way that would fix traffic congestion, Jan. 17.
Andrew Coyne states that since motorists pay to drive cars, they should be willing to pay to use the roads. Motorists are already paying heavily to use roads: For instance 38.5 per cent of the cost of a litre of gas is taxes.
Then there is the licence fee, and while this fee alone is not a large amount of money, if you multiply it by the number of cars in Ontario it becomes a significant chunk of money. This fee is increased on a regular basis.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-cameras-and-care-road-fees-and-free-trade