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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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Enviro Group Calls on New Provincial Government to Adopt Zero-Cost Waste Management Strategy

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2011

Toronto: A Toronto-based environmental group today called on political parties to work together to adopt a new waste management strategy that costs the provincial treasury nothing and saves municipal taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by forcing companies to take full responsibility for handling their packaging and product waste.

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Cutting Environmental Services Won’t Save City Money

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2011

Toronto: Cuts to key environmental services announced yesterday, including Community Environment Days, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and the Toronto Environment Office, will do nothing to reduce the so-called “spending problem” Mayor Ford uses to justify the cuts, says a local environment group.

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