Reevely: Cheaper driving or better transit — Ontario parties' transportation pledges starkly different

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, May 17, 2018

Despite his vows to give Ottawa $1 billion for the next stage of light rail construction, Doug Ford’s dodgy budget plan means he can’t be trusted to follow through, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said in a campaign stop at an OC Transpo train yard Thursday morning.

All the parties have competed for two days over who will make getting around easiest and cheapest. What they choose to emphasize says a lot about their philosophies.

On Wednesday, Ford promised his Progressive Conservatives will cut gasoline taxes by 10 cents a litre to help drivers. Thursday, Wynne touted the Liberals’ record of multibillion-dollar transit spending and brought out a patched-up version of a broken Liberal promise to cut the price of car insurance. The New Democrats’ Andrea Horwath stood up in Toronto to promise hundreds of millions of dollars for city transit operating budgets.

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