The irony, of course, is that this one-note mayor who rode the “gravy
train” to office, along with a promise to “end the waste at city hall,”
will now preside over the squandering, among other things, of a $8.1
billion mass transit plan that would have brought mobility to thousands
who now spend their lives waiting for the bus to arrive.
Be careful what you wish for, they say, and Torontonians will have four years to discover the truth of these words.
But even before Ford assumed office
Wednesday morning, he had made it clear he would do everything in his
power to halt progress. Then came the appointment of North Toronto
Councillor Karen Stintz to the all-important position of TTC chair. With
that one move, he signalled this isn’t a role he takes seriously.