Ontario Tire Fees

The Ontario government has approved massive increases to Ontario Tire Stewardship’s eco-fees for agricultural tires, increasing some fees up to 2,300%. In most other provinces, eco-fees for agricultural tires are either reasonable or do not exist. Ontario farmers can't afford more fees like this. 

A Petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS, the Ontario government has approved massive increases to Ontario Tire Stewardship’s eco-fees for agricultural tires, increasing some fees from $15.29 to $352.80, $546.84 or $1311.24; and

WHEREAS, Ontario imposes tire eco-fees that are dramatically higher than those in other provinces where agricultural tires are typically exempt from recycling programs or are charged fees only up to $75; and

WHEREAS, these new fees will result in increased costs for our farmers and lost sales for our farm equipment dealerships; and

WHEREAS, the PC Caucus has proposed a new plan that holds manufacturers and importers of tires responsible for recycling, but gives them the freedom to work with other businesses to find the best way possible to carry out that responsibility

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to suspend the decision to significantly increase Ontario Tire Stewardship’s fees on Agricultural and Off-The-Road Tires pending a thorough impact study and implementation of proposals to lower costs.

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  • Rob Perri
    signed 2013-11-02 22:09:55 -0400
  • Janet MacGregor
    signed 2013-10-23 12:31:06 -0400
  • John Dorsch
    signed 2013-10-10 08:28:37 -0400
  • Barb Stewart
    signed 2013-10-10 06:27:52 -0400
  • Pamela Garrison
    signed 2013-10-09 03:35:39 -0400
  • Josephine Quesnel
    signed 2013-10-08 11:30:55 -0400
  • Bernie Duffen
    signed 2013-10-08 10:55:14 -0400
  • Kevin Kreitzer
    signed 2013-09-14 21:58:13 -0400
  • Denis Brassard
    signed 2013-09-02 00:17:41 -0400
  • Randy Schonauer
    signed 2013-08-28 18:31:51 -0400
    Between the high cost of fuel and added tire tax the farmers and loggers are going out of business
  • Timothy Ridley
    signed via 2013-08-16 14:55:03 -0400
  • Joan Sheppard
    signed via 2013-08-12 21:56:39 -0400
    Why is there such a concerted effort to make farming so expensive that the small farms disappear, is to support corporate farms and greed, or another Liberal tax upon tax upon tax to cover their expensive mistakes
  • Ted Sheppard
    signed via 2013-08-12 09:13:19 -0400
  • Toini Jarvinen
    signed via 2013-08-06 10:28:43 -0400
    Toini Jarvinen
  • Louis Joe
    signed 2013-04-24 22:19:00 -0400
    This is completely out of line and should not be approved, if already approved it should be repealed.

    This is nothing more than a TAX GRAB
  • Chris Caron
    signed 2013-04-24 13:42:47 -0400
  • Isaac Mastin
    signed 2013-04-24 10:35:13 -0400
  • Michele Charest
    signed 2013-04-19 19:17:18 -0400
  • Dan Adams
    signed 2013-04-16 09:10:13 -0400
    This shows the leberals are bankrupt of money and idea’s
  • Daniel Lewis
    signed 2013-04-14 20:41:26 -0400
  • Sacha Guy
    signed 2013-04-14 19:35:18 -0400
  • Raymond Daniel
    signed 2013-04-11 11:18:15 -0400
  • Bill Bousfield
    signed via 2013-04-11 09:40:39 -0400
    Absolutely ridiculous. These Liberals and their bureacrats have been running wild and crazy since they have taken power.
  • Larry Hallatt
    signed via 2013-04-10 16:17:58 -0400
  • Randy Hillier
    signed 2013-04-10 16:15:11 -0400
  • William Hull
    signed via 2013-04-10 09:25:15 -0400
    The Ontario Liberals should hang their heads in shame for the billions they have wasted through scandal after scandal.
  • Gerald Hyndman
    signed via 2013-04-10 09:05:55 -0400
  • Darryl Robins
    signed via 2013-04-09 20:26:55 -0400
    This will not only be a hit to farmers, but to the already targeted construction industry as well. When will the provincial government realize that the province is in economic shambles and the money isn’t there anymore to be downloaded on the end buyers. Start slashing the guaranteed public sector pensions that were negotiated by the unions and the government behind closed doors. Talk about one-sided negotiations!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-04-09 19:49:37 -0400
    New Eco-Fees on farm tires are too high! Txt TIREFEES to +16137031999 to sign. #onpoli
  • Jenn Moffat
    signed 2013-04-09 19:49:22 -0400