Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott

ArchiveFebruary 2014

Lots of blame to go around on decision to kill the Scarborough LRT

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Wed Feb 05 2014 At their budget meeting last week, Toronto City Council put another nail in the coffin of the Scarborough LRT. There’s still the possibility of a last-minute resurrection. At least one mayoral candidate has made ditching the council-approved subway plan in favour of the LRT route part of his platform. But the window of opportunity is...

Rob Ford's unfortunate budget legacy so far

By: Metro Published on Mon Feb 03 2014 The fourth and final city budget of Mayor Rob Ford’s term passed through Toronto City Council last week, which means it’s a good time to start thinking about legacy. Because while the mechanics behind government budgets can be complicated, the driving principles shouldn’t be. Just as I was taught in cub scouts to always leave my campsite in better shape than... Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott


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