Rob Ford’s subway dream dead as Toronto council votes 24-19 for LRT
With Rob Ford’s Sheppard subway dream officially crushed, the increasingly isolated mayor is vowing to carry the fight for underground transit into the next election – immediately.
Ford’s leadership has come under increasing scrutiny, even from his council allies in the run-up to Thursday’s 24-19 council vote approving light rail rather than a subway extension for Sheppard Ave. E.
In the wake of the most recent defeat on his transit agenda, Ford immediately told reporters he will urge Premier Dalton McGuinty not to fund “streetcars.”
Ford is a lifelong resident of Toronto and son of Doug Ford, Sr., a former Member of the Ontario Legislature in the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris, and wealthy founder of a printing business. Ford studied political science at Carleton University but only finished his first year. Ford is a graduate of Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy in Etobicoke.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Ford
Karen Stintz is a city councillor in Toronto, Canada. She represents Ward 16, one of two municipal wards enclosed within the federal-provincial riding of Eglinton—Lawrence.
She grew up in North York. After receiving a BA from University of Western Ontario, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University and worked briefly as a journalist. Returning to school, she received a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen's University, and obtained a job in the Ontario Ministry of Health.