QUOTED: Doug Holyday on what Toronto can expect from Rob Ford for the next two years

QUOTED: Doug Holyday on what Toronto can expect from Rob Ford for the next two years

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—Deputy mayor Doug Holyday’s preview of Rob Ford’s agenda for the next two and a half years can be summarized thusly: who knows? Ford’s plans are obscure in part because he has already delivered on several campaign promises by ditching the vehicle tax, cutting office budgets and outsourcing garbage collection, writes the Toronto Star. The rest of his big pledges either are DOA (scrapping the land transfer tax and cutting council in half) or have already been shot down (Sheppard subway!). Moreover, because Ford’s campaign was based on shrinking government (and repeating catchy sound bites), he never had a comprehensive city-building plan to begin with. Looks like the only thing we can count on for sure is more terrible radio. [Toronto Star]