New Toronto Mayor Backs Away From Anti-Streetcar Sentiment

Toronto's mayor-elect had campaigned on a platform that included plans to ditch the city's streetcar system. Now he seems to be backing away from that stance.

Ford's office claims the streetcar issue was merely a rumor started by the opposition.

"'Yes, we want to look at more effective ways of running transit, but by no means are we going to get a crane and start yanking up streetcars and throwing them in the lake,' said Ford's campaign manager.

Whatever the mayor-elect finally decides on transit and other aspects of his agenda, he will be looking for support in a drastically altered political landscape."

Full Story: Ford won't ditch streetcars

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