Where have the NDP’s principles gone on transit?

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GPO Leader Mike Schreiner issued the following statement in response to the NDP’s latest budget demand: 
“The NDP have lost their principles.
 
Andrea Horwath’s opposition to revenue tools that support transit is short sighted and irresponsible. Ms. Horwath sounds like Rob Ford in her opposition to funding transit. 
 
How does Horwath plan to address congestion? She says she supports transit, but she’s playing political games by opposing any revenue tools to pay for it.
 
There are many reasons to oppose the Liberal budget: lack of a local jobs plan; nothing that asks polluters to pay their fair share; and a $1 billion subsidy for big energy consumers.
 
But opposing the budget because it contains a small revenue tool to fund transit shows how far the NDP is willing to go to put its political interests ahead of good public policy.
 
Gridlock costs our economy $6 billion per year in lost productivity. 
 
Ontario needs solutions, not political games to get our economy moving again.”
 
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