Via Torontoist, Councillor John Parker was quoted by the National Post advocating for user fees on using swimming pools, visiting Riverdale Farm, and a variety of other things that his family never does:
Quite honestly, just off the cuff, I can’t see that a two dollar fee for anything is anything that should get anyone too riled up.
I’d like to agree with John Parker: two bucks is nothing to anyone. And in that spirit, I think that the councillor should advocate for the following non-riling fees to help fix this mythical budget crunch:
- $2 toll on each trip on the DVP and Gardiner.
- $2/hour for all currently free parking spaces.
- $2 environmental fee on each tank of gas.
- $2 for curbside leaf pickup in Etobicoke.
- $2 for windrow snow clearing in North York.
- $2 filing fee for all new harebrained waterfront plans.
- $2 “tax” for each plastic bag.
- $2 fee per councillor for voting to remove perfectly good infrastructure.
This may all seem radical, but hey, it’s just two bucks, right? And a two dollar fee for anything is nothing to get riled up about, right? Hell, I’ll even register and license my bike for a toonie. Whaddaya say, councillor?