A Kellie Leitch government won’t pump federal gas tax dollars into Toronto transit and roads as long as the city remains a haven for illegal refugees and immigrants.
“If I’m Prime Minister of this country and you have a Sanctuary City, it’s at your own peril,” Leitch told a Toronto Sun editorial board Wednesday.
The City of Toronto is expecting almost $1.7 billion through the federal Gas Tax Fund over the next decade to pay for replacement and renewal of buses, streetcars and subways.
Leitch is prepared to withhold as much of that funding as possible, and leave it to the mayor to explain the slow commute to constituents.
“If all of a sudden there’s even fewer dollars for making sure that their roads or subways or other things are being built, they’ll definitely be talking to their mayor about their decision to make a Sanctuary City,” she said.