Tag Archives: Ford

The King Street Pilot as relief line?

Giving credit where it’s due, I’d like to commend Mayor Tory for prioritizing streetcars in the area covered by the King Street Pilot. There, I’ve done it.  Now come the caveats. It’s too little and too late.  And it was neither his idea, nor even his preference, I suspect.  The most I can say with…
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Politicking In Government

It’s not hard to distinguish between the role of a political party and the role of a government. One is a purely partisan group that works to gain power. The other serves at the will of the people to deliver on the promises made while its members were politicking. Between elections, politicians become governors. Whether…
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John Tory: Once and Future King reigns over the Gardiner

deja vu all over again? On the morning of the vote to save or demolish the Gardiner Expressway, I have a prediction to share.  Regardless of how the vote goes today, this will be one of the issues that ends John Tory's honeymoon with Council, the press, and the public. That states it too mildly.  It's not…
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Scarborough subway is the Maginot Line of Toronto transit

Mayor Tory has prevented another debate about the Scarborough subway.  Council has agreed to stop talking about it. Yet the papers are full of questions and discussion about alternatives.  A few Councillors, led by Josh Matlow, are demanding to know more about the net cost of switching to Tory’s new transit scheme.  Imagine that!  Maybe the discussion won’t…
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