Tim Hudak wants the province to step into Toronto’s transit wars (and build subways)

Tim Hudak wants the province to step into Toronto’s transit wars (and build subways)

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As if Toronto’s transit planning, with its many hirings, firings and re-hirings, wasn’t slow enough, Tim Hudak tried to throw more sand in the gears yesterday. The urban planning expert Progressive Conservative leader moved for the province to force through Rob Fords pet subway project and axe the council-backed light-rail plan. (A hypocritical move, Dalton McGuinty pointed out, considering Hudak was part of the PC government that killed the Eglinton West subway back in 1995.) Hudak’s arguments in favour of subways sounded familiar enough to make us wonder if he’s joining Ford in some early campaigning. If that’s the case, even the motion’s quick defeat doesn’t matter much: according to the Ford handbook, what supporters think you’re trying to do counts more than what you actually accomplish. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »