Howard Moscoe literally draws swords in Transit City throwdown with McGuinty
Apparently, it’s been a while since 70-year-old city councillor Howard Moscoe has had to remember the childhood adage “two wrongs don’t make a right.” In response to Dalton McGuinty’s deferral of $4 billion in transit funds, Moscoe has not only employed petty name calling (suggesting McGuinty is a weasel), but has also drawn swords—literally. In an attempt to embarrass the provincial government into submission, Moscoe has designed his own anti-McGuinty bumper stickers, complete with a cartoon man doubled over a TTC emblem with three giant knives in his back.
One thousand of the bumper stickers have been printed with the not-too-subtle slogan “Stabbed in the Back by Dalton McGuinty,” followed by the words “Transit City.” Moscoe has been slapping them on TTC buses and handing them out to transit sympathizers (who, ironically, stick them on their cars). The stunt has yet to draw a reaction from the premier. We suspect that’s because McGuinty still remembers that adage “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Sadly, that doesn’t apply to Kathleen Wynne, whose pouty message yesterday indicates that she’d be wise to remember the one about sticks and stones.