I am surprised that no one is talking about the report commissioned by Joe Mihevic that confirms that Ford has no legal right to scrap Transit City unilaterally. Under the City of Toronto Act, the Mayor must have the support of council to undo motions voted on by council. A lot of us questioned how he was able to do that last year, and now, it would seem to me to be pretty clear-cut that he did not have a legal right to do so. Ford and his brother (on 1010 this morning) are going on about his "mandate" as if he has the right to bully through any of the platform issues that he ran on because he was elected.
His supporters seem to be dodging this issue and focusing on the question of who paid for this lawyer to write this report. Mihevic has not divulged this, but has insisted that he "took care of it" and that no tax dollars or any money from any interested parties was used. They are deriding the lawyer as "left wing" when some of her previous clients include Hazel MacCallion and Kim Campbell. Absurd.
Arlene Bynon (prob spelled her name wrong but couldn't care less) had Mihevic on her show last night, and peppered and pushed him with questions about the report's funding while ignoring the fact that Ford cancelled transit city without a legal right to do so. She then had on four callers, and not at all surprisingly all but one were Ford boosters. She of course did allow the one token dissenting voice on just for fodder that her and the other callers could mock. Listening to that lady is going to give me grey hairs before my time.
Here are some articles on the issue:
Globe and Mail