Councillor Josh Matlow

Scarborough subway debate lacks vital information: Keenan

Scarborough subway debate lacks vital information: Keenan

2018-08-17T20:26:12+00:00
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Edward Keenan
Toronto Star
The auditor general did investigate to see if a briefing note represented an intentional attempt to mislead city council by TTC CEO Andy Byford, centre, or other city staff, and whether the note was produced in response to political pressure. On those specific questions, the auditor found no wrongdoing.
Toward the end of a long and often angry debate at city council on Wednesday, one that meandered around the well-trod paths of the years-long Scarborough subway extension question, Councillor Josh Colle joked that for convenience sake, the topic should just be added as a standing item to the council agenda every month.

The punchline, of course, was that the next contentious Scarborough subway debate was expected to happen only 24 hours later during the same meeting — and after being postponed due to a long meeting, will actually happen next month. No joke. Reality.

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