Rob Ford revives his war on all forms of transportation except cars
The mayor was in classic form on Thursday, as he told reporters that he still intends to make good on his age-old promise to rid Toronto of streetcars. “We cannot be purchasing new streetcars and I guarantee you when I’m reelected we’re not buying new streetcars,” Ford said, according to the Sun. (This despite the fact that the city has already committed hundreds of millions of dollars to a fleet of new streetcars and associated track improvements.) Today, in an op-ed published in the Sun, Ford doubled down, calling for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be buried along its entire length—a battle he lost in 2012. So, if reelected, Rob Ford promises to deliver on all the promises he has already proven himself incapable of fulfilling. That’s quite a rhetorical pretzel, but, if recent polls are accurate, his base will eat it up.