All this makes me wonder if the game from these councillors isn’t real transit advocacy but instead just political cover. Maybe the idea behind this latest push isn’t to get a subway, but rather to provide defence from the perpetual re-election campaign of Rob Ford, who maintains a great deal of popularity in Scarborough.
Good question from Matt Elliott.
… a recent poll by Israel’s Dialog polling group found that a majority of Israeli Jews now believe Israel practises “apartheid” against the Palestinians.
So why would we expect him to change now? Of course, he’s fighting tooth and nail against new revenue tools for transit expansion. He doesn’t give a shit about transit.
Another ugly truth about the worst mayor in human memory.
Asked to name what she regards as the highest priority project in the city, Horwath seemed to indicate that politics — and not sound transit planning — has been the NDP’s guide: “I think it’s those neighbourhoods in the outskirts of this city that aren’t receiving the transit they need.” When a reporter asked about the Downtown Relief Line, she replied: “I think it’s a mugs game to try to divide this city in terms of who needs transit more. We have to address all of these concerns.”
Sounds to me like the NDP leader thinks the DRL is all about relieving congestion for downtowners. Maybe she needs to turn off the Ford’s radio show and realize the value of the line in Scarborough and North York.
It’s the exact Neverland City transit plan that gave us one of the worst commute times in North America: You just think of a happy thought, sprinkle it with private-sector pixie dust, and before you know it, you’re sitting in traffic for another generation.
Fortunately for us, the private sector has joined others to decisively call out this fairy tale for what it is. It’s time to grow up about funding in this growing city.
Much worse are the deeply disturbing and profoundly misogynist comments that can be found all over the Internet from her Facebook wall to almost any article on the subject you will find online. They are indicative of a new climate of hate towards women and a newly emboldened sense among many men (and some women) that they can publicly say whatever they want and not have to fear being held to account for it, no matter how disgusting.
2. Anger. She has every right to be angry. The alleged assault was on her, but the insult was to her husband, who loves her and whom she loves.
Whoa. “The insult was to her husband?” She’s not his property. The insult is, first and foremost, to her.
Video: Official opening, #JackLaytonWay, Feb. 24, 2013.
On a cold and blustery Sunday in February, the former Don Jail Roadway is renamed for Jack. The ceremony also marks the Chinese New Year, in keeping with the character of the East Chinatown neighbourhood. Two dragons work to remove the cover on the new street sign; one falls, but the other pitches in to help and to get the job done. Kind of the way Jack would want it, I think.