Tim Hudak’s transit grandstanding was a political move—but not a good one

Tim Hudak’s transit grandstanding was a political move—but not a good one

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Tim Hudak’s bit of grandstanding on the Toronto transit file was a political move—and a bad one, it would seem. In today’s Toronto Star, Martin Regg Cohn explains why Hudak’s call for the province to ignore council’s wishes and support Rob Ford’s subway dreams didn’t help the Progressive Conservatives at all. Not only is Hudak’s call for subways hypocritical, since his party cancelled the Eglinton expansion in 1995, but it also contradicts his claim that cities’ wishes should prevail on other issues (like wind farms). Regg Cohn also reiterates that joining forces with Ford didn’t work for the Tories in last fall’s provincial election. So why is Hudak so keen to do it again? Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »