Rob Ford’s allies go rogue just ahead of the Sheppard transit vote

Rob Ford’s allies go rogue just ahead of the Sheppard transit vote

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As city council heads into the big Sheppard transit vote, we bring you some final evidence that Rob Ford has lost control of his allies on the transit file. Scarborough’s Ron Moeser—whom Ford claimed on Monday was “100 per cent” in the subway camp—sent an email yesterday to his colleagues on council expressing support for an LRT. (Karen Stintz helpfully posted the whole thing on her website.) Meanwhile, members of Ford’s inner circle, including budget chair Mike Del Grande, will submit a proposal to use new taxes or levies to fund the subway at the meeting today, whether or not they have Ford’s backing. Our guess is they don’t—at a pro-subway meeting last night, Ford said, “You’re either with us or against us, there is no in-between.”  Read the entire story [National Post] »