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Duly Quoted: Rob Ford on the Football Bus

“I don’t run the TTC…. It was the head coach at Henry Carr who started it!”

—The entirety of Rob Ford’s remarks to reporters before ducking into his office, when asked if it was appropriate for a TTC bus to be taken off regular passenger service to pick up the players from the football team he coaches, the Don Bosco Eagles. The TTC released a statement yesterday explaining that they were responding to a request from the police to send what’s called a “shelter bus,” meant to help ferry people in emergency situations, and that operational staff did not know that the bus was going to pick up the mayor’s football team. The police have not yet released a formal statement on the matter.

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