Against Road Tolls: The 407-ization of the daily commute

The following letter was written by CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire and sent to the City of Toronto’s Planning and Growth Management Committee. Modified versions were sent to the Chair of Metrolinx and the Premier of Ontario (posted subsequently). It expresses Tim’s views that road tolls are not a fair way to make up for funding shortfalls. This is a submission as part of the “Toronto Talks Transportation” process.

Toronto Newcomer Strategy

“Newcomers need to know what’s available to help them settle and thrive – they need to know how welcome they are.”  President Tim Maguire speaks at the City’s Community Development and Recreation Committee

Water and solid waste management systems in need of repair

“Safe drinking water and environmentally safe disposal of solid waste are not frills or budget lines to be passed over.  Public health and safety depends on it, and Provincial and Federal legislation demands it,”  Local 79 President Tim Maguire told the City’s Budget Committee.