Gary Webster

B.C. Accelerates Past Point Of No Return On Megaproject Overruns

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

One would be hard-pressed to find a single government forecast for the Sea-to-Sky highway project ($195 million over its first estimate), the Port Mann or the South Fraser Perimeter Road that has been met.

Why's The Private Sector Playing Taxpayers' Foreman In B.C.?

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

How did B.C. end up in the peculiar situation of having to rely on the private sector to oversee private sector construction companies working on public sector infrastructure projects, potentially signing off on billions of tax dollars in cost overruns along the way?

The Figures Behind B.C. Hydro's Site C Dam

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The B.C. government has placed two bets over the Site C project: one that B.C. Hydro can keep construction costs to $8.8 billion, and, two, that it can find customers for the power. Left to cover the ante? Taxpayers.

Yes Mayor Ford, You Are Doing an AMAZING Job

Patrick J. Smith | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Patrick J. Smith

Opponents become "radicals," or "extremists," or "enemies of the national interest," unless they are friends of Joe Oliver or Stephen Harper. In the process of truncating evidence-based advice, our democratic discourse, as well as our professional advisory capacity, is woefully diminished. A healthy democracy needs each.

Toronto Transit Manager Fired

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

The battle between Toronto mayor Rob Ford and the city's transit chief has reportedly ended with Gary Webster being fired. His dismissal comes on t...

Toronto Transit Chair Faces Firing

CBC | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TTC chief general manager Gary Webster has been relieved of his duties, following a vote during a special meeting of transit commissioners Tuesday. ...

If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Can't Beat His TTC Nemesis, He May Oust him

CBC | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TTC board members allied with Mayor Rob Ford are expected to call for the removal of the TTC's chief general manager Tuesday. On Friday th...

Toronto's 'Transit City' Will Cost $65 Million To Cancel

CBC | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada

Cancelling Transit City in favour of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's subway-focused plan will cost $65 million, TTC general manager Gary Webster says. ...