Tag Archives: Rocco Rossi

Another one bites the dust

Whether or not you would change your vote at this point in the campaign, Syed’s Vision 2020 is a crucial read for all progressive voters. We’re going to have to put our city back together after four years of Ford or Smitherman, and Himy Syed and his vision aren’t going away.

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Rossi’s financial plan: makes as much sense as the rest of his campaign

On its own, Rossi’s plan seems fiscally responsible, as long as you’re ok with the sale of public assets like Toronto Hydro. He doesn’t propose to cut taxes but is offering a way to increase taxpayers’ value for our tax dollars by balancing the budget over time, without offering the lies of the other campaigns that we can pay less without sacrificing vital city services.

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Rocco Rossi’s bike plan: missing the point

It’s somewhat ironic that I was just considering offering a reward for a recent picture of Rocco Rossi riding a bicycle. Today, Rossi released one of the emptiest bicycle network proposals so far. Rossi’s plan calls for installation of separated lanes on only four streets, three of which already have painted lanes and none of which are major routes, and nothing else at all. Even Rob Ford’s bicycle network proposal is more comprehensive.

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The Spadina Expressway Tunnel: bad for everyone

By removing the incomplete expressway, the onramp bottlenecks on Eglinton and Lawrence will disappear. With the subway back underground, the land on top can be used for new development. New homes, new businesses, who knows?

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Jarvis bike lanes: after Labour Day

Rocco Rossi proclaimed that following the Labour Day weekend, when students returned from summer holidays, we would surely see gridlock on Jarvis Street. It hasn’t happened.

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Which candidate has the most Klout?

In the wake of the recent Pollstra poll showing Rob Ford with a hefty lead in the Toronto mayoral election, I spent a small part of today thinking up ways to conduct my own completely unscientific poll. Then I realized …

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