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2012 City Budget Cuts Mean Dramatically Higher Electricity and Gas Bills

For Immediate Release
January 4, 2012

Toronto: City residents can expect to pay higher electricity and gas bills for decades thanks to proposed budget cuts to city programs designed to reduce energy use for Torontonians.

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Feds Killing Kyoto Means City Action on Climate Change More Important Than Ever

For Immediate Release                                               
December 13, 2011

Toronto: With the news that the Federal Government has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol, a local environmental group called on City Hall to work even harder to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and cancel planned cuts to climate change initiatives.

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Torontonians to TTC Chair: Please help stop the cuts and fare increase

For Immediate Release
November 25, 2011

Toronto: In less than 24 hours public outcry has exploded as Torontonians find out there will be cuts to 56 bus routes and 6 streetcar lines in the wards they travel through because of a 10% budget cut forced by City Hall. As a result, TTCriders issued a letter today asking Councillor Stintz, Chair of the TTC, to help stop the cuts and fare hike.

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Secret report shows City’s 10% cut to TTC budget will hurt riders in every ward

For Immediate Release
November 24, 2011

Toronto: Today TTCriders revealed information from a secret TTC report that shows the City’s proposed 10% cut to the TTC’s operating subsidy will mean longer waits for more crowded buses and streetcars on routes in every ward in the City.

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Briefing Note: TTC Operating Budget 2010: Fare Increase

Date: 11/16/09
To: Members of the Toronto Transit Commission
From: Toronto Environmental Alliance


RE: TTC Operating Budget 2010: Fare Increase

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Environmental Group: “How do Torontonians Benefit from Paying Polluters and Harming the Environment?”
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Is Hydro Sale a Repeat of Ford’s Waterfront Gaffe?

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2011

Toronto: Rob Ford may be charging ahead to sell part of Toronto Hydro, in the face of existing Council policy, leading public opinion and established Council processes.

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Hydro Sale “Reckless” says Environment Group

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2011

Toronto: The proposed partial sale of Toronto Hydro has been called “reckless’ and “short-sighted” by a leading environmental group, citing the future loss of conservation programs, lost revenue for the City of Toronto and rising rates for ratepayers.

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Waste Contract Puts Environment at Risk

For Immediate Release
October 21, 2011

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