Tag Archives: Tory

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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takes three to tango

It’s encouraging that Section 37 deals are starting to get the attention they deserve.  For example, Mayor, John Tory, wants to review the practice, and columnist, Edward Keenan, has tried to explain why.  Other organizations, including the City, have sought to improve the general understanding of this practice, if only to counter insinuations that it…
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P3’s – Better well hung than ill wed

Ontario’s Auditor General is calling attention to the general failure of public private partnerships.  Intuitively we’ve known about this for a long time. Every P3 mega deal seems to go awry.  The MaRS bailout is only the latest and by no means the most embarrassing.  Highway 407 is Ontario’s favourite example. Developed first  by Liberal…
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