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A petition calling on the Ontario Government to match local municipalities’ funding contribution to operating and maintaining local transit systems.
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,
Whereas a growing number of municipal transit systems across Ontario, serving over 90% of Ontario’s population, rely on public transit funding from the province to help Ontarians travel to work, school, and around their area; and
Whereas the Province of Ontario has a long history of subsidizing fifty per cent of the net operating costs of municipal transit agencies, and only stopped this practice under the previous Conservative Government in 1998; and
Whereas a matching operating subsidy from the Province of Ontario to municipalities would pay for service improvements and more affordable fares, especially for those in need.
We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
Reinstate fair, stable operating funding to municipal transit agencies by matching existing operating and maintenance subsidies, so that Ontario can reduce congestion, and transit riders can get better service and lower fares.
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