I see where you're coming from. The problem is that Metrolinx is supposed to be a somewhat arms length government agency that implements transit plans based on transit needs. It's become a PR agency for the Ministry of Transportation.
"Fake News?" Certainly debatable. I'd say the "News" below is certainly questionable.
The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnelsThe Ontario Line subway project involves complex engineering options. In this feature, we want to explore options to build above and below ground.blog.metrolinx.com
They really might as well be rolled back into the Ministry of Transport given that MX doesn't have any political independence.