Rob and Doug Ford take to the airwaves to talk about transit and say other things that aren’t really true
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] »
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Actually, we’re not even debating Subways vs. LRTs. We’re debating LRT underground VS LRT above ground, cause that’s what Eglinton’s choice is.
For Shephard, we’re debating Subways vs. not being in debt for 50 years.
It’s laughable that people try to fact-check the Ford brothers. Last time I fact-checked, suburban voters weren’t interested in transit, committees, affordable housing or fiscal accountability. Voters don’t expect transit to actually be built because they don’t trust the government, and Ford is making sure their view of the government as an incompetent money-wasting machine holds true. Really, the worst thing for Ford would be if all the silly Socialist councillors (like Stintz) supported Ford’s subway vision – because then he’d actually have to show some results! As it is he can use this issue to drag his opponents through the muck and delay transit projects until next re-election.
The People no longer want a government that takes money; they want a government that makes money. But to do that, Rob Ford first has to prove that the government is incompetent at delivering services. He’s doing a great job, so far, but there’s always room for deimprovements.
@True Tory : you are so on piint!
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