July 23, 2015

From HOV to HOT: Wynne's toll lanes a recipe for traffic (and economic) gridlock

Brian LilleyArchive

We should have seen it coming: Those HOV lanes that were put in for the PanAm Games? Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she'd like to turn them into HOTs: high occupancy toll lanes.

That's because what with her out of control spending, heavy borrowing, downgraded credit and a price on carbon, Wynne is now looking at other "revenue tools."

Watch as I explain how this helps push us further down the road that Greece is on -- and what you can do about it.

Ontario will end up like Greece unless the reckless spending and borrowing stops!
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commented 2015-07-25 22:04:52 -0400
I’m surprised there’s no gathering of people with guns, torches and pitchforks outside of Queen’s Park, just camped out waiting for the she-demon to show her ugly head.
commented 2015-07-24 15:59:25 -0400
Get ready to stand in line for the basic necessities of life! Winnie and the other cling-on provinces will not be getting their big bonuses from Alberta for the next 4-years. The cling-ons can’t have it both ways. You can’t try to erase our economy, by refusing to develop your natural resources, and allowing foreign backed protesting against our O&G industry, and spin-off industries, and expect to prosper. So you may just get what you want, if either Liberal or NDP win federally.
commented 2015-07-24 15:44:18 -0400
If you think things are bad now, just wait, Winnie’s so busy growing her gov’t by way of the cap and Trade and new pension plan
that we’ll be lucky to be able to buy groceries, never mind paying for our heat and hydro bills. Sask is looking better and better…
Did someone mention Greece.
commented 2015-07-24 14:04:08 -0400
I still can’t get over that Wynne was voted in! Every time I say to someone what a disappointment she’s our Premier, they say, Yeah, I wonder who voted for her? Maybe there should be an investigation for fraud or possibly no one wants to admit they made a gross mistake by voting for her. But, any Liberal or NDP for that matter, would be the same (no difference) . They only know how to raise taxes and spend on personal agenda items so that they get richer and the middle class join the poor class.
It’s going to seem like any money we have coming in goes out to taxes and we are left with what amounts initially to an “allowance”. I wouldn’t put it past her to make the HOB lanes into HOT lanes Brian. Next, businesses will start leaving Ontario and we will become a “have not” province. And It’s such a looonnng time until the next election! BOO HOO!!!!
commented 2015-07-24 12:35:25 -0400
Julie – I agree with the sentiment, but I think that what’s proposed is that it’s free if there are 4 or more in the car, and the tolls increase for less people in the car. Of course there will need to be more police monitoring this because it’s a cash cow, but it’s not like there’s ever any murders, robberies or rapes in the greater Toronto area….
commented 2015-07-24 11:26:55 -0400
WTF. Yeah I said it. So if she wants people to car pool, why the HELL would she start tolling them????!!!!! That is so contradictory to helping anything. She is such a tool, a dull…dull…dullllllll tool.
commented 2015-07-24 10:13:33 -0400
Guess what Toronto, you voted for her and her minions! Enjoy the extra commute each day, get your wallets out, welcome to the Ontario you helped ruin. For the people in Toronto that didn’t vote for the Lieberals, my sincere condolences!
commented 2015-07-24 09:59:04 -0400
Winnie is desperate for cash, and the more she aggravates us “peasants” it gives her a cheap thrill. This is the only way Liberals and NDP Marxists know how to rule over us. It certainly isn’t their goal to provide a civilized, efficient society. I wonder how those who voted for this crook feel now? Hopefully you are ashamed to have been fooled by this nutcase!
commented 2015-07-24 09:35:00 -0400
No need for violence Vlad, it proves nothing and nobody will listen to what you have to say. Statements like that will only have the police show up at your door as what you said is called a threatening statement that calls for violence and death. There is no need for that here, say what you have to say but in a polite way, people will listen to what you have to say, when you use any sort of violence, well, and to shoot Wynnes family, you are one nut that needs a visit by the police. There is no need for statements like that.
commented 2015-07-24 08:41:35 -0400

If you own a shotgun and you see PIG WYNNE, blow her fkg head off!!! If you see one of her family, blow their FKG head off.

Steal MOAR of my money PIG WYNNE? Wishing you a slow and painful death!!!
commented 2015-07-24 08:24:59 -0400
Your right Brian. I think everybody saw this whole coming a mile away. Only the most naive would think otherwise. But here’s the thing. Trucking, you know the transportation of goods, well this industry will be hurt enormously because of the delays on our highways. Gridlock has cost our economy billions in lost revenue over the years. Do you think they are talking about people stuck in their cars or truckers being stuck on the highway and therefore no goods make it to the plants? Think about it, a company can survive without you but it can’t survive without the product they need . In short you can say it’s great you got to work on time, only for you boss to send you home, because there is no work to do since all those trucks you drove past on the highway, have the products you company needs to keep you employed!!!!!
commented 2015-07-24 07:23:00 -0400
Brian, she is just fulfilling Brian Topp’s goal of taking the automobile out of the city. So tolls on HOV will be nothing compared to what you will eventually see. One step here justify and sell = accept and comply, another step there, justify and sell = accept and comply. Slowly us minions won’t know what we really agreed to and accepted, for what is sold for the betterment of us all.
commented 2015-07-23 22:28:10 -0400
Yes Daniel you are so correct when saying Alberta won’t be helping anymore. As we have now became a have not province.
I did the math on the debt in Alberta per person and we only owe $3,831.41. But this will increase by ten fold by the time this party is out.
Then I did the Ontario debt before the next $130 billion that will be added and the average of every Ontarian will owe $20,547.95.. That is totally amazing. Now if the government does add the other 130 billion the total will be crazier. Each and every Ontarian will owe $29,251.70. That cost is also including the kids that are still in the womb.

I don’t know about you but I think I will vote for the Liberals or the NDP in the next election. Because they are soooo awesome. JOKE JOKE JOKE CRY CRY CRY
The PC’s have to win at all costs, because with these numbers. If the Liberals or NDP’s win the federal the whole damn country will be in this boat…..
commented 2015-07-23 21:44:34 -0400
The Rebel have called on us once again the bugles and pipes and drums are calling us to action and we are here to answer the call. To the walls we have to stop this lie-beral government to stop taxing us so to this I will send a small donation of $30.00 I wish it were more but like you I didn’t win Lotto Max.
The refrain from the Marseillaise
Grab your weapons, citizens!
Form your batallions!
Let us march! Let us march!
May impure blood
Water our fields
We have to stop these mad socialist from destroying our province we have to stop Wynne and her minions.
commented 2015-07-23 20:14:08 -0400
This is the only policy platform the left knows. Spend and tax and spend some more. It appears the concept that at some point, you have reached the top of the pyramid is unbelievable to them. They think that it is perfectly acceptable to add new inventive taxes, because after all, they are not “raising” current taxes. Trouble is more and more … and more people are all taxed out. Ontario has something around $300 billion debt now. A sane person/government at the provincial level, would think how they should start paying that down, not how they can add $130+ billion to it, and how they can tax tax tax more to try cover “some” of it. I have to wonder what the daily interest paid on that $300 billion is. Yes, Ontario is heading the way of Greece. By the way, Alberta won’t be helping much now for a few years, since we have our own anti-business, anti-oil NDP tax and spend government from a rather stupid “protest” vote.