Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Stop the Presto Cash Grab

Riding public transit in Toronto is supposed to be free for children 12 years old and under. Families can't afford to pay $16, $32, $48, $64 or more so their kids can take the bus, subway, or streetcar to school.

This is unacceptable. Sign the petition to send a message to immediately end the $6 fee and $10 minimum balance requirement for children's PRESTO cards.

Download and print this petition here: Stop the Presto Cash Grab

TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

Whereas parents with more than one child have to pay this fee for each of their children

Whereas riding public transit in Toronto is supposed to be free for children 12 and younger

Whereas the CBC reported in September 2018 that “Metrolinx says it will work with the TTC to change rules to allow kids to get Presto cards without needing to pay for them"

Whereas families can’t afford to pay $16, $32, $48, $64 or more so their kids can take the bus, subway, or streetcar to school

Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: That the Minister of Transportation direct Metrolinx to immediately end the $6 fee and $10 minimum balance requirement for children’s PRESTO cards. That the Minister ensure refunds are issued to all parents who paid the $16 no later than the end of June 2019

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