Enjoy the rain, love the mud, who needs bus shelters in North Ajax anyway?

Well another year has gone by and the residents if North Ajax continue to enjoy the great outdoors. It amazes me that we want…

We love Mayor Rob Ford!

We love Mayor Rob Ford!

According to a new Forum Research poll, more than half of Toronto residents want to scrap the city’s land transfer tax, license cyclists, contract out cleaners, toss out the plastic bag tax and support a subway-based transit plan.

The Forum poll conducted Wednesday found 61% of Toronto residents approve of ending the city’s land transfer tax and licensing cyclists so that traffic laws can be enforced on them.

Ford campaigned on abolishing the land transfer tax but has yet to make any progress on dropping it from the city’s books.

Among those surveyed, support has grown since a Forum poll last month for a subway-based transit plan with 60% now in favour of the idea rather than 36% who favour a transit system based on LRTs.

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Statscan Censorship?

An interesting post on The Progressive Economics Forum —- Once again, there seems to be a heavier hand in editing Statistics Canada’s releases.  This…

One year later: A Miller progress checklist

Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the resounding election victory that gave David Miller his second term as mayor. During the 2006 campaign, Miller’s…

Awash in cash, Tories expected to cut GST to 5 per cent

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Everything is proceeding as the Liberals has foreseen

  “Everything is proceeding as Dalton McGuinty had foreseen”. John Tory was supposed to lead Ontario‘s Progressive Conservatives to certain victory over the “supposed”…

Tax Me I’m Torontonian

Toronto Council has finally passed the controversial new land-transfer tax and vehicle registration tax/fee. Although a compromise was needed, Toronto should now have the…

Toronto likely to approve new taxes

Toronto Council is likely to approve two new taxes later today, according to Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone. “I think that the mayor’s compromise is…

How Miller found his new groove

Seeking support for the vote on tax plan, the mayor discovers consensus. It was meant as an innocent political observation. It sounded like a…

Time to get more use out of the Sheppard Subway line and go west?

To be honest, I love subways and I have a bit of a bias towards the Sheppard Subway line. I have always believed that…

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