Public Transit, Fares and Policing in Toronto: Riders Groups Respond

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 2126 ... June 18, 2020
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Oppose the Return to Fare Enforcement on the TTC

Free Transit Toronto

In Toronto, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) has long made the link between transit fare enforcement and racism. TTCriders also connect transit advocacy and anti-racism, emphasizing that transit underfunding and transit enforcement has especially negative consequences for Black people. They reiterate their longstanding demand for adequate transit funding and criticize the TTC’s decision to reinstate fare enforcement on Toronto transit routes on July 2, a decision that will hit hard the essential workers who have faced both the pandemic and overcrowding, particularly on suburban bus routes.

Like JFAAP and TTCriders, Free Transit Toronto opposes the return to fare enforcement.

Like many organizers across Toronto, Canada, and the US, we also support the demands to defund police forces that have proliferated across the globe following the revolts and mass mobilizations in late May and early June in support of Regis Korchinksi-Paquet, George Floyd, Adama Traoré, and countless others.

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