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Rob Ford may not have subway financing plans, but he does have photos of LRT crashes

Rob Ford may not have subway financing plans, but he does have photos of LRT crashes
(Image: Christopher Dros)

Only a day until the meeting that will determine Sheppard Avenue’s transit future, and councillors with crucial swing votes are still asking Rob Ford to clarify financing plans for his darling subway. Centrist Josh Colle said “it’s in the mayor’s court” to outline revenue tools, and Gloria Lindsay Luby, a conservative councillor who might vote with the mayor if Doug would only shut his trap, says she suggested a referendum on increasing property taxes to pay for transit, but hasn’t heard back from the mayor’s office. Apparently, Ford’s camp has been busy with other, more important matters—specifically, handing out out flyers emblazoned with colour pictures of light-rail crashes. Because nothing raises the tenor of a political discussion like disaster porn. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »

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