Both TTC Chairman Adam Giambrone and Local 113 President Bob Kinnear said that:
"...had the McGuinty government not initially tried to sell the new health levy as a "premium" rather than a tax, the union might not have won its case."
"That really hurt the TTC," Mr. Giambrone said. "If the government had been clear that this was a tax, we would likely not be in the same position."
On the other hand, I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for a city that just keeps re-electing politicians and parties that use the public purse as their own personal lottery.