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Rob Ford and co. fall back on the same old transit talking points (subways, subways, subways)

In the face of mounting dissent around his transit plan, Rob Ford and his inner circle are dusting off their trusty set of talking points. Doug Ford is quoted in the Toronto Sun saying that he refuses to treat Scarborough residents like “second-class citizens” (because first-class citizens waste billions of dollars on unnecessary subways?), while Rob says Scarborough residents voted him into office with, you guessed it, a mandate to build subways. The mayor also pointed to the province’s support of his current plan—but the Dalton McGuinty government appears to be having second thoughts, given transportation minister Bob Chiarelli’s statement yesterday that the city “doesn’t have its act together.” Heck, even Giorgio Mammoliti is having doubts. Read the entire story [National Post] »