Free transit: Three reasons it is an idea whose time has come

Posted: April 11, 2014 in Canadian Politics, Economy, Environment

In Canada … subsidies to gas and energy consumption amount to $26 billion annually, which means that 4 per cent of all government revenues were spent on them. This is a staggering fact. It also clearly shows that claims that government lacks the money to finance expanded, adequate and free transit in major urban centres are simply not true.

via Free transit: Three reasons it is an idea whose time has come | rabble.ca.

People look at me like I’m crazy for suggesting transit be free yet the same people have no problem with subsidies to big business. They assume it would mean a huge tax increase. Not so. It can be achieved by simply shifting our priorities to clean air from dirty oil. -PG

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