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Extra, Extra: Missing Voter Data, Election Sunflowers, and Let’s Play Ball

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  • James D Paterson

    There’s a reason Stintz is at, what, 6%? The woman is an idiot; she was unfit to head the TTC, and she’ll be unfit to lead the city.

    • nevilleross

      We’d better hope that Olivia Chow or David Solnacki become mayor, or we’re in for a world of hurt socially (we need somebody to understand the needs of people living in Toronto today, not just be fiscally conservative and assume that we have to cut back on everything.

    • dsmithhfx

      Rob set the idiot bar pretty low…

  • m_ax

    I’ve heard Karen Stintz give two interviews already and she’s described the symbolism of the sunflowers both times and I just can’t take it seriously. Not sure who came up with that, but it’s bad.

    But more importantly, she’s suggested selling off Toronto Hydro to fund the downtown relief line. Why would you sell an income-producing asset to build something that loses money?

    • James D Paterson

      Because Karen Stintz.

    • Chris Brown

      Good question. Sounds as bad as Hudak wanting to sell off or privatize the LCBO & OLG. Fine but where does the over $3 billion/year in lost revenue get made up?

    • dsmithhfx

      She suggested selling 10%, or leasing it. Not saying I support either, but no need to do a Rob.

      • OgtheDim

        Regardless of the amount, you don’t sell off income generators to pay for something that doesn’t make money back.

        • tyrannosaurus_rek

          Yet conservative politicians keep thinking it’s a good idea. It’s as if they don’t understand the first thing about running a business or keeping the books balanced…

      • m_ax

        You’re right, and I should have been more specific. The City can’t sell more than 10% of Toronto Hydro, or else Hydro loses its tax exempt status.

        It’s estimated that selling off a 10% stake would only generate between $100-$200 million…a drop in the bucket when we’re considering a $3 billion, minimum, price tag on the DRL. I’d be interested to see the implications of leasing.

  • VictorianShuter

    I wondered if Doug tried asking Nick before I even clicked the link!