Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott

ArchiveMay 2013

City Hall's very messy transit fight leaves some hope for transit expansion

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Fri May 10 2013 It's been said that Toronto City Hall, devoid of any formal party structure, is where you go if you want to see how the political sausage is made. After all, Municipal government is the only place where all debates play out entirely in public. This week, though, as Toronto councillors had their long-awaited debate about transit...

Do Scarborough councillors want a subway or just political cover?

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Wed May 08 2013 On Tuesday, a full two-thirds of those in attendance at a meeting of Toronto City Council voted to reverse a bid by Mayor Rob Ford to delay debate on new taxes, tolls and fees to fund transit expansion in the GTA. With TTC chair Karen Stintz and left-leaning councillors spending the last couple of weeks beating the drum and...

Taking on the Ford brothers' new favourite tax study

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Thu May 02 2013 So when the brothers Ford started pointing to an actual study last week to justify their view that Toronto shouldn't even bother debating the topic of new taxes, tolls and fees, I took notice. This is a novel thing. The study in question is a report by the Fraser Institute titled Taxes versus the Necessities of Life: The Canadian... Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott


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