Rob and Doug Ford take to the airwaves to talk about transit and say other things that aren’t really true

Rob and Doug Ford take to the airwaves to talk about transit and say other things that aren’t really true

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Rob Ford and brother Doug made their second appearance as the hosts of Newstalk 1010’s “The City” yesterday, squashing any hope we might have had for the show becoming a little more entertaining and a little less self-serving. Over the course of the episode, Doug said St. Clair was shut down by “a couple inches” of snow (not true), claimed his Chicago buddies laugh at Toronto streetcars (irrelevant—the current debate is LRTs-versus-subways) and pointed out that government does nothing but cause trouble (will he be tendering his resignation soon?). There was also talk of public housing, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the benevolence of the private sector (shocker). Speaking of the private sector, with today’s council debate on the make-up of the TTC board looming, the brothers naturally took the opportunity to promote their own vision for the transit executive as well—which now includes no politicians whatsoever. Read the entire story [OpenFile] »