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Doug Ford says his campaign’s internal polling puts him in a dead heat with John Tory, despite the fact that Tory has led in every single public opinion poll conducted since early July, including one published today that shows Ford trailing Tory by six points. “These other numbers are fictitious,” Ford said during a radio interview this morning with 680 News. Predicting an election win for himself, he added: “It’s going to be an opportunity to embarrass the pollsters once again.” Explaining in a separate interview the appeal that has kept him consistently in second place, Ford made reference to “folks” and implied that the “ethnic community” is a monolith of unwavering Fordian support.
All TTC vehicles will eventually boast blue priority seating—it’s intended for people with disabilities, seniors, and expectant mothers, as the decals positioned near the areas make clear.
If you don’t fall into any of those groups, you’re expected to get up and offer your seat to someone who does. And although operators aren’t in a position to make you do so, transit enforcement officers are, and you could find yourself facing a fine for your unwillingness to accommodate your fellow riders.
These bold blue seats are part of the TTC’s efforts to meet its requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Unfortunately, the commission is facing a challenge when it comes to covering $480 million’s worth of planned accessibility initiatives—half of that amount is currently unfunded.
Happy birthday, Drake! Yes, the holiday that will (hopefully) one day surpass Christmas in Canada has arrived: our own Aubrey Graham is one year older. It hardly seems worthwhile, but there's also other news to look at today: Doug Ford denies calling a reporter a bitch, parents in East York protest the conditions of their kids' school, and there's no armed security in Queen's Park.