More fee increases coming for Ontario drivers Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Ontario motorists will be hit with another round of fee increases next week.
In Northern Ontario, passenger vehicle licence validation fees will go up nearly 10 percent - or $4 - to $45.
Similar increases will follow during the next two years, bringing the cost to $54 by 2015.
Further, the cost of renewing a driver’s licence or getting a new one will be boosted to $80 from $75.
And, driver examination charges will increase by $5 to $10.
"Making sure our roads, highways and bridges remain in good repair is critical to Ontario’s economy. These moderate fee changes will help recover the cost of providing the quality services Ontarians expect and help maintain the province’s highway infrastructure for years to come,” says Transportation Minister Glen Murray in a news release.
Other fee changes have also been announced by Ontario's Liberal government.
For the full list, click here.
“The Liberals continue their decade-long pattern of squeezing Ontarians’ pocketbooks for more money to pay for their spending scandals, like the gas plants, eHealth, and ORNGE, and for their Toronto transit agenda,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli in a news release issued today.
Norm 8/27/2013 6:44:37 PM Report
A good reason to oust the Liberals. Dave Orazetti, I would think he would have to go too. To many blatant scandals. Sad, the fickle world of politics.
book-end 8/27/2013 6:53:33 PM Report
Yep.......... Now who didnt expect a Fee increase.... atleast it is not a TAX Increase ...... Way to go Our Scandal ridden Govt for not raising Taxes ....until next week !
book-end 8/27/2013 6:55:57 PM Report
And I will be reminded of this , everytime I have to dodge a pot hole that would most likely swallow a car.
Good Job !
CAP105 8/27/2013 7:04:28 PM Report
Pay, pay, pay, taxes, taxes, taxes.....welcome to Ontario. Getting tougher and tougher to survive. Utilities go up, groceries up, taxes up and wages get cut mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
book-end 8/27/2013 7:04:39 PM Report
To the person who does not know.... OHIP does not cover the cost of an annual Physical ( demanded by the Govt )for a commercial License
The Form to be filled out by the Doctor ( Demanded by the Govt )
The written test ( decided by the Govt )
Now add 10% to that ...... who is going to pay more for Gas, Groceries, and all everyday needs ?
Sam C 8/27/2013 7:06:43 PM Report
Norm... really? You don't think the Conservatives or NDP would have raised fees?
Qutie 8/27/2013 7:16:24 PM Report
Book-End - Can I know who your doctor is? I got charged $206 for the medical form to be filled out. Apparently the prices are set by the GHC for that.
We all know that the raise won't make a difference in our roadways.
Stugatzu 8/27/2013 7:27:15 PM Report
Physicals/Medicals for a commercial license are not done annually. They're done every 5 years.
nana8 8/27/2013 7:35:40 PM Report
oh my they have found northern Ontario of course they have they want money
Qutie 8/27/2013 7:37:21 PM Report
Stickers also went up already. Just renewed mine and they were $45.
wakeup 8/27/2013 7:53:12 PM Report
Careful not to complains as all the friggen idiots will have lots to say , an ya our roads are wonderful, why are prices going up , ashphalt didnt change an our so called city has its own machime to did it, as they claimed they bought it to keep costs down, i dont see any highways in need of repair other then the one that palmer paving does, which seem to conviently screw up regularly, same as the sections out by bruce mines an such , they screw' d up when they did them but never fixed it, yet now we have higher prices for??????? , really wonder when people are gona finally get tired of just complaining an actually stand against this corrupt government,force them out which we have every right to do, force them to be accountable all financial ins an outs public knowledge, make them have public votes on what gets changed an not left to the likes of the wicked witch, almost three bucks for a can of soup that feeds barely two people, a box of cerial , basicly crap food 9. Dollars, 30 dollars to buy a roast that just feeds a very small family, yet they preach the food groups to our kids, healthy living, freedom an the great canadian life , morons all of them an orazzetti is just a sell out ,
Grecks-Scrub 8/27/2013 8:05:49 PM Report
Yah..what he said....lol
doubletlc 8/27/2013 8:10:29 PM Report
3 vehicles due for plates $135.00 plus drivers license $75-80 plus gas i may just take my chance to get sued n keep, my insurance lmao
molder2 8/27/2013 8:26:36 PM Report
Let`s occupy! lt does work...
Zap 8/27/2013 8:31:52 PM Report
What will this BS do all the fees are bs getting really tired of this crap and the morons that support it.
Zap 8/27/2013 8:32:42 PM Report
Let`s occupy! the gestapo.
guard1 8/27/2013 8:34:39 PM Report
And the saga continues, vote them in and in return they thank us by increasing taxes and fees. What we need to do is never vote a gouvernment back in for a second term and better yet hope for minority gouvernments. Next up will be the city budget and rest assured there will be another increase to go with the last 10 or so years of increases.
jimbobdog1 8/27/2013 8:45:59 PM Report
I don't know why the premier is looking so happy in the picture with the article. I guess she doesn't know that she and her party are toast when the election arrives.
book-end 8/27/2013 8:46:04 PM Report
@ Qutie . my doctor is with the GHC...... so maybe each doctor can set their own price.....
book-end 8/27/2013 8:49:09 PM Report
ya think Stugatz............ I guess you are one of those " fresh out of driving school guys "... wait till you been doing it for 30 years chum..... you gonna find out !
Mr. Poster 8/27/2013 8:49:30 PM Report
Ontario...the has been province. SAD. This once great province has been bombed with scandals and uncontrollable spending. I doubt any party can lead us out of the financial wilderness but I will vote anything but ORAZIETTI AND THE LIBERALS.
guestwho 8/27/2013 8:53:47 PM Report
maybe with these new fees they can build a gas plant or something,we`ll deal with details later,cancel if we must,there`s always more tax dollars!!!!
I'm In 8/27/2013 8:56:11 PM Report
wakeup and molder2 your both right, for every working poor/middle class person in Ontario its time to occupy/stand up for our rights and until that happens nothing will change our wages have been frozen for 1 to 2 years while the cost of living gets the nod to increase from these crooks that run this province. Where are the unions to organize these protests we pay dues for protection and they haven't done that for us, but these union leaders are getting fat also.
@ Sam C, the PC's will take from working poor/middle class to help their Corporate buddies, where as the NDP will go after big business to pay their share to help this province. The working poor/middle class have no alternative at the poles next election just read NDP Leader Andrea Howarth's election platform this women has it together and don't give me this Bob Rae B.S. because he was a LIBERAL in ORANGE from 1992 to 1995 when he sucked the Ontario voters in, get with it next election working poor/middle class before you start working for free.
book-end 8/27/2013 9:01:40 PM Report
And the Photo for this story ! She is smiling like the Bitch that wants to rob you in the alley way........
book-end 8/27/2013 9:03:14 PM Report
The picture could only be better if she had a 9MM in her hand !
hurtin 8/27/2013 9:03:37 PM Report
It was going to happen sooner or later. They are going to get more from us whereever they can.. Crooks... thats what they are.
hurtin 8/27/2013 9:05:54 PM Report
They say we are not a communist country but they dictate our money. Go figure!!!!
book-end 8/27/2013 9:09:14 PM Report
@ Qutie.... 154 and 52 is 206..... so I guess you may be correct
book-end 8/27/2013 9:18:29 PM Report
Here is a plan . shut it down for a day, No Busses, No cabs, No trucking, No One buy gas, No one re-new their license ....... and see how much money does not go into the coffers.....it may make them realize how much they are getting from the " MODEST " increases, and how it impacts the everyday Person.
book-end 8/27/2013 9:20:29 PM Report
Plain and simple.... If someone kicks you in the balls... Kick them back,,,, they will realize how much it hurt !
Flyers08 8/27/2013 9:22:43 PM Report
Great to be Canadian EH? Just keep payin' and keep waving the big white flag :(
CB4 8/27/2013 9:33:12 PM Report
Ppl who drive scooters pay nothing, no responsibility
book-end 8/27/2013 9:35:43 PM Report
Well CB4......... they pay tax on that scooter... but you are correct.. after the tax they pay nothing. Not even when the cause an accident !
tere 8/27/2013 9:42:34 PM Report
This will give us better roads they say....hmmm... look at how they improved our health care system after they soaked every citizen for our wonderful Ontario Health Care tax....come on just tell us it is to line your pockets even more than you already have.... and lets have some more scandals with these wonderful liberals...
lonza 8/27/2013 11:26:52 PM Report
Theft is theft, I am tired of paying for these thieving over paid government officials, etc.... It is people like these idiots that will cause the average honest hard working people of this province to go bankrupt. It getting to the point that we cannot afford to drive to work. IT ALL ADDS UP OVER TIME!!!! I know myself, I am tired of busting my ass off and have nothing to show for it. I wish my wages went up as much as they increase everything.
Me myself and I 8/28/2013 4:54:53 AM Report
You should clarify your statement about SCOOTERS!
I pay to drive a gas powered scooter. I also pay insurance on it. I agree that people using electric scooters have no responsibility.
Kevin5069 8/28/2013 8:09:09 AM Report
Wages frozen for another year, another year where taxes and fees go up. Nothing new from the Liberal government
johnnyc 8/28/2013 8:36:13 AM Report
Tax Revenue is how our government helps to fund programs which help us grow and sustain our economy...relax people
book-end 8/28/2013 9:19:22 AM Report
Pretty hard to sustain an economy when the Gov't takes so much of our money, that we cannot afford to support local merchants.
lonza 8/28/2013 9:26:53 AM Report
johnnyc, you have no idea how much tax they collect to line their damn pockets, example, how can you justify paying one person over 600 grand a year to sit on his ass and basically do nothing? As I had stated in my previous response, I am tired of busting my ass off only to have nothing to show for it.
I use to be able to afford to do a lot of things on minimum wage back in the early 90's, now it is almost to the point where I am going to be over my head just to live!!!! I have sold off a pile of crap, next is my house. I get to start from square one again. I have every reason to bitch about it and call it theft.
book-end 8/28/2013 10:01:47 AM Report
# things the Government never want people to stop doing
1 Drinking Alcohol
2 smoking cigarettes
3 driving a car ( or anything that burns Gasoline )
And here is just 1 example
Moonshiner 8/28/2013 10:11:04 AM Report
What about fuel tax?That was put on to support the road system.They rake in billions in fuel taxes.what will happen is increased transportation cost of goods will be passed on to the minimum wage earning consumer!
Brownman 8/28/2013 10:12:13 AM Report
what really grinds my gears is the govt, keeps charging taxes on a vehicle recently purchased a 2005 truck paid over 800 in taxes yet the govt already collected taxes when it was bought new, when it was sold again and when i bought it 3 times thats ridiculous
Moonshiner 8/28/2013 10:54:22 AM Report
Shes planning on bringing back photo radar too.
B Boy 8/28/2013 11:17:41 AM Report
Screw all of the "big 3" parties.
None of them are getting my vote this time.
@book-end - don't forget, they want you smoking pot now too!
Mim 8/28/2013 1:44:19 PM Report
I think they all live in lala land! We all live in Toronto where it's more efficient to take a subway, bus or go train. It's like take your head outta your but! Some of us a actually need a car/truck. We've all heard the ministry say "its a luxury to drive" if you live out of the Sault and need to travel to work that's is a luxury right. Blue collar crime boys and girls. They get to steel from you, we pay them dearly even give them a Wonderful pension as a send off.
Every one says do something about it stand up. Like our little meek voices are ever heard! Honestly I have written letters to our MP's and honestly 30% of them have been answered. The rich get richer the government workers live better my god some one on odsp or welfare is doing better then a tax payer these days. Sorry I honestly am not trying to dis you guys. Honest ! But still over paid civil servant jobs
MP's awesome pay part time work. Wonderful pension. Ahhhh to be a civil servant, full pension, awesome benefits, full dental, sick leave, sick pay shall we go on and on and on. To be a government worker, security ect... Yes the list does I fact go on and on. What do they say a government worker gets an average of 3 months worth of paid time off!
Gov worker ---- lottery corp employees, ministry workers, health care, non profit org. Teachers and on and on. Some employees do smile every day!
Shall we go on so enjoy your steak and lobster I think hotdogs were on sale this week after renewing my lic. Insurance plates ect I wonder if I can afford the buns to go with my hotdogs. Hopefully ketchup as my vegetable might do the trick.
So go ahead and slam the poor guy for stealing food because he's hungry while we pad the wallets of our over paid and underworked civil servants that are suppose to work for us.
Good job to all of us who bend over and smile while the liberals give it to us.
Alystr 8/28/2013 10:11:38 PM Report
What is this CNN? Delete the true comments? Worthless garbage..
B Boy 8/29/2013 8:14:00 AM Report
Are you talking about the comment someone made saying the 'the same thing should be done to politicians that was done to a group during WW2'?
That was a pretty despicable and asinine thing to say. I'm glad it was taken down. It added nothing to the conversation and was offensive.
rogerdoger 8/29/2013 6:57:42 PM Report
instead of complaining vote. if you don,t vote shut up and not libs or cons