After announcing last week that her Liberal government is ruling out the possibility of using HST and gas-tax hikes to fund public-transit expansion in the GTA, premier Kathleen Wynne spent this morning attempting to reassure urban voters that new construction on subways and other crucial infrastructure will still be paid for…somehow.
“Will there be a dedicated fund?,” she asked Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway rhetorically, when questioned about where the money will come from. “Will it be transparent what those dollars are going to be used for? Yes, absolutely.”
When Galloway pressed Wynne for more specifics about money sources for this “dedicated fund,” the premier would only say that “it will be a number of things,” and that the details will be unveiled with the rest of this year’s provincial budget.