Tag Archives: TTC

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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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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Ding Ding Ding…!

My friend and former NetGainer, Darryl Moyers, delights in solving problems.    We were trading war stories, ranging from the court system to the performing arts, before the subject turned to transit. “Here’s one,” he said, “You’ll love this.” Trying to get to work, on a deadly cold winter morning, he became stuck in one of…
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A Muddy Affair: Paul Ainslie’s Selective Moralizing

Paul Ainslie is asking for our sympathy.  He says the Mayor has been a bully and a liar, and he just can’t take it anymore. I can’t take it anymore either.  Here is yet another Councillor acting like a victim after having enjoyed the power and privilege of being on the Mayor’s team. Councillor Ainslie…
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