A Social Justice and Faith Webzine


by Gerry McCarthy

In 1999 the Harris Tories decided to unload a toll highway in Ontario. Mysteriously the government entered into a 99-year lease with a privately owned company called "407 International Incorporated." Details of the contract were kept secret from the public.

     Last month an Ontario Superior Court upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that increasing toll rates on Highway 407 did not require government approval. In effect –the government can’t regulate tolls on what is considered public infrastructure.


Here is your Premium Membership for complete access to this and every article!

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Views of columnists and bylined feature writers as expressed are not necessarily those of The Social Edge.
Permission to post or reprint articles, interviews, editorials, commentary, and reviews written for
The Social must be obtained from the Publishers.

© 2001-2009 | Articles | Arts & Culture | Columns | Commentary | Editorial | Interviews | Most Recent | Disclaimer | Privacy | Log in