Update: see the story in the Star.
The Honourable Kathleen O. Wynne, MPP (Don Valley West) announced this weekend that she is prepared to work with the City of Toronto’s new mayor and new incoming City Council (beginning on December 1, 2010) to quickly make technical changes to accommodate the cancellation of Toronto’s hated sixty dollar ($60) Vehicle Registration Tax.
“If the city wants the tax revoked as of January 1, 2011
we would be in a position to make the IT changes to
do that,” Transportation Minister Wynne said.
The Provincial Liberal Government, in which Kathleen Wynne holds a seat as an MPP (Don Valley West) and the current portfolio as Minister of Transportation, is trailing in the numbers, facing a Province wide election in less than a year away (October, 2011).
McGuinty, who is Wynne’s fearless leader, hasn’t made it easy for Ontarians. He allowed Auto and Home Insurance premiums to skyrocket and refuses to put a cap on these outrageous costs to consumers in Ontario. He introduced the Hated Sales Tax (H.S.T) beginning in July, 2010. He is now raising the price of electricity to price levels which Ontarians cannot afford.
Consumers are finding themselves living in a Province with a terrible economy (with the highest inflation of all the Provinces and one of the worst economies ever experienced in Ontario ), and the price of basic necessities continue to climb, without any interference or help from McGuinty’s Liberals in Ontario. The message that the government is sending the residents of Ontario is “learn to grin and bear it”. Inflation will high due to the Hated Sales Tax (H.S.T.).
Consumer prices in Ontario rose 3.4 per cent in October, a full percentage more than the national number.
According to Statistics Canada, the main cause was an 11 per cent increase in gasoline prices and spikes in electricity, vehicle costs and auto-related insurance premiums.