Rob Ford will privatize the east end’s garbage collection—as soon as he’s re-elected

Rob Ford will privatize the east end’s garbage collection—as soon as he’s re-elected

Rob Ford: eternally on the campaign trail? (Image: Shaun Merritt) 

On his Newstalk 1010 show this week, Rob Ford signalled that he intends to fulfill his campaign pledge to outsource garbage collection across the city—but only if he is elected for another term. Ford gave himself kudos for contracting out garbage pick-up between Yonge Street and the Humber River last fall, but said privatizing the service for areas east of Yonge will be “part of the next part of my platform.” With more than two years to go before the 2014 election, Ford’s campaign platform is already remarkably well-defined—and, given his promises to revive the subway debate, and now to privatize garbage pick-up, it sounds like his run in 2014 will be a carbon copy of his first campaign (though hopefully minus the fake Twitter account). [Toronto Star]