After One Week, 3,000 Signatures To Save The Subways


Toronto should be the construction of the MTR or the Light Rail and civil society to express their demands. Toronto Taxpayers Coalition launched a “Save The Subways” campaign this past week, and has already collected over 3,000 signatures on their petition. Yesterday afternoon, six members of the coalition gathered in a location outside where Mayor Ford kicked off his first radio show, collecting more signatures on their petition from passers-by.

The 450 member organization is planning to spend between $1,000 and $10,000 on advertising the benefits of subways over LRT. The ads will appear on busses in Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke. They are also seeking $50 donations to go towards increasing their advertising campaign.

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Mayor to preem: ‘Political suicide’ to scrap my transit plan


Mayor Rob Ford warned Premier Dalton McGuinty he’ll be committing “political suicide” if he scraps Ford’s transit plan.

Ford made the comment during the first episode of his Sunday afternoon radio show, The City with Mayor Rob Ford, on NEWSTALK 1010.

One caller, known as “Dave from Scarborough,” asked Ford what was going on with the Eglinton LRT.

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“Save The Subways” Campaign Launched


The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is in favor of Mayor Rob Ford’s subway plan. Yesterday morning, the group gathered at the intersection of Yonge and St. Clair for their “Save the Subways” campaign. The Coalition is asking the provincial government to intervene to disregard a city council vote that is unfavorable to subway expansion.

These days you will see around even the posters that list the positive aspects compared to the metro light rail (LRT). The Taxpayers Coalition has bought advertising space on buses in Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York. “In the long term, subways are far less expensive than the LRT, carry more people and faster, and stimulate economic development,” said the president of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Matthew McGuire.

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Group launches ‘Save The Subways’ campaign

Olivia Chow opens campaign office promises more after school programs

The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is throwing its support behind Mayor Rob Ford’s transit plan.

The group’s Save The Subways campaign was the topic of debate as Rob Ford and his brother Doug Ford launched their weekly radio talk show on Sunday.

“I want to do what I was elected to do and that’s build subways,” Rob Ford said on The City on Newstalk 1010.

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Taxpayers for subways?


The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition (which goes by the acronym T.T.C.) is launching a Toronto Transit Commission (which also goes by the acronym TTC) ad campaign to urge people to sign a petition to Premier Dalton McGuinty on transit.

The pro-subway taxpayers coalition isn’t happy with city council’s decision earlier this month to revive LRT lines from the old Transit City plan (story on that meeting here). T.T.C. organizers are urging people to sign a petition to McGuinty demanding a free vote on the Legislature on transit.

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