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Rob Ford finally reveals a plan (or five) for Toronto

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Rob Ford has ended the months-long “what is the mayor’s agenda?” guessing game (FYI, Transit City bingo was way more fun) by coming out with some serious plans for the rest of his term. At the Economic Club of Canada yesterday afternoon, Ford gave a fairly policy-heavy speech that focused on the local economy, and offered a five-point course of action. Those points were: streamline the development process; cut commercial property taxes to foster business; market the city better to business leaders; attract talented workers; and improve transit. Ford said he is moving Toronto closer to “achieving a sustainable fiscal foundation.” Okay, so he’s a little late on the whole vision-for-the-city thing, but at least there’s now a plan in place—or as Adam Vaughan skeptically put it, “a plan to have a plan.” [Toronto Star]

 

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