Rob Ford’s re-election campaign seems to be off to a good start, continuing the imaginary fight for subways
The Globe and Mail says the conflicting messages from Dalton McGuinty and Rob Ford on the transit file are enough to make the two politicians “sound like players in a game of broken telephone.” The premier maintains that the province intends to follow the lead of city council, while the mayor, who claimed council’s decision to revert to a light rail–based, Transit City–esque plan earlier this month was “irrelevant,” suggests it’s “political suicide” for McGuinty to side with council (i.e., Toronto’s elected body of political representatives). However, we suspect that the disconnect is less about miscommunication than it is about misinformation. Ford seems hell-bent on running a re-election campaign—yes, already—on the idea that he’s fighting the naysayers at city council to give the people the subways they so dearly desire. And if he can take that fight to Queen’s Park’s doorstep too, we figure by his own (likely flawed) logic that can only help his chances. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »
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Coming soon to an AM radio near you: The Boys with the Subway Tatoos.
“Doug, I’m gonna build a subway. To Scarborough and back.”
“They’ll try to stop you Rob, but I know you’ll win. You’re a scrapper, just like the voting tax payers of Scarborough.”
“You got that right, Doug. I respect Scarborough and they’re right to a subway. A subway to Scarborough and back.”
“Yeah, and then one to North Etobicoke, Rob. A subway to North Etobicoke.”
“Screw them, Doug. They’ll vote for us anyway. Screw them. It’s the people of Scarborough who are getting a subway. A subway to Scarborough and back.”
fvck subways we want helicopters bro!
Ont is second to CA. Bringing up Suzuki was the last straw. Could I be an asetnebe voter and vote for Hudak.Dalton’s body language was telling me, I don’t want to be here tonight. Horvath reminded me of lizzie with all her interruptions.IMHO no one really answered the questions, just spouted a lot of figures. However, Hudak did say he would have a smaller cabinet and would examine all 600 plus agencies that get funding. 1500.00 to refit your home for lifts ect is laughable. Price out a lift. I don’t think Dalton has any idea of the problems seniors have when one spouse needs 24/7 care. An 80 yr old spouse can’t take care of anyone full time.How is he going to force doctors and nurses to make house calls. How many nurses have graduated from Cdn schools, and where did he get the 25,000 new nurses he says he has hired. Funny what info you get from Stats Can when you ask about such things.I like the idea of more opportunities to train for the trades, but first one has to convince parents and students that university is not the only answer to getting a job.Trades are where the money is.
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