Folie á Deux

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It’s Friday. The weather outside is dee-lightful. I may or may not have had too much to drink last night.

My will to fight, rant and rage is compromised.

Mayor Tory is determined to lead the charge in the transit debacle that is the Scarborough subway currently unfolding before our eyes. Today he showed grit and determination to bury (along with the Bloor-Danforth extension) whatever vestiges of prudence, reasonableness and good governance he was clinging on to, fully stepping into crank hackery territory. Zero vision indeed. Credibility gone. Leadership void.

The degree with which the mayor is now trying to stifle further discussion is directly proportional to the growing realization how terrible a project this one-stop, “express” subway actually is, reflected in the latest bit of bad news from Oliver Moore in the Globe and Mail. For Mayor Tory, any criticism of the plan comes from naysayers, scaredy-cats and those who just want to debate not build things. Almost as if those kind of people really exist.

This mayor is as lacking in good judgement as I feared he would be. He is not leading us from the civic wilderness the Ford administration took us into. He’s just taking us down another awful path. And if you think that’s the case, Mayor Tory wants you to know that you’re the one with the problem, not him. He’s a doer, goddammit! His critics are just an obstacle to progress.

But, it’s Friday and sunny. Let’s take a few days off and pretend not to be worried that Toronto is, once again, in incapable hands. Ahh, well. This city’s tendency to elect incompetent mayors will still be staring us right in the face come next week.

(h/t John Tory Watch)

sunnily (on the outside) submitted by Cityslikr

2 Responses to Folie á Deux

  1. Dawn Shiloh says:

    Couldn’t agree more w your comment!! Never seen such a bunch of idiots when it comes to this Scarborough subway issue. Vote buying! No guts to say “I was wrong. In face of the facts it doesn’t make sense to proceed w a subway.”

  2. JES9 says:

    A few councillors spoke about this prior to the vote last year. They’re still there speaking up. The Mayor can only do this with the support of the councillors playing their own local games. And yes, the city is led by politicians too long and comfortable in their seats, and an unheeding electorate that allows this incompetence with regard to city building to go on unabated year after year. That’s why the developers have a field day with this lot.

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