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Mayor Ford says he told Premier Wynne he's opposed to road tolls

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, is flanked by his brother Doug Ford as he appears in front of the media in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013, after learning that he has successfully appealed a decision to remove him from office following a conflict of interest hearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Mayor Rob Ford says he told Premier Kathleen Wynne he’s opposed to road tolls during a brief conversation last week, and that they “agreed to disagree” on the matter.

Ford reiterated his opposition to tolls while speaking to reporters during a visit to the Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Friday.

“If the province puts (tolls) through that’s up to them,” Ford said. “I talked to Premier Wynne last week and told her adamantly I’m opposed to tolls…she said she has to look out for the whole province which I understand, but I said I don’t support tolls.”

Before she was officially sworn in as premier, Wynne hinted new sources of cash would be necessary to fund transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA).

“It’s not whether we’re going to create a revenue stream…it’s which of those tools we’re going to use,” she said.

“For the GTHA and beyond I think it’s the No. 1 condition that we need to get right in terms of economic growth.”

During Friday’s brief media scrum, Ford also said he was opposed to any new tax increases and wouldn’t tear down the Gardiner while he’s mayor.