I believe that St. John’s mayoral candidate or mayor-wanna-be Geoff Chaulk is wrong by saying he’d implement a road toll which would penalize non-St. John’s residents from entering the city for medical reasons — those headed to the Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s, the Janeway, the Waterford or the Miller Centre or to a number of outpatient clinics throughout St. John’s.
St. John’s residents and non-residents should be treated the same way. Especially since we all pay federal and provincial taxes that in part goes towards municipal infrastructure, transit, hospitals, schools, MUN,
College of the North Atlantic, and so on.
That doesn’t sound like advocacy
Geoff Chaulk tells people he is a mental health activist. Well if he is, then why does he want a road toll for non-St. John’s residents and mental health consumers who need inpatient or outpatient care at the Waterford, the Janeway, HSC or St. Clare’s START clinic or the day treatment program or LeMarchant House, or who would like to attend a CHANNAL or Better Days Society peer support group meeting?
Geoff, your road tolls idea is a bad idea!