Gary Webster, Chief General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), was fired yesterday without cause. While the TTC is entitled to fire Webster, he will be entitled to financial compensation. In these circumstances, Webster's conduct falls well short of establishing just cause for his dismissal.
As a pilot project, why not let private enterprise build and operate some or all of Toronto's TTC new lines? Regulated competition could be introduced in order to keep prices down for consumers while the province would save the money. Fares could be lightly taxed in order to generate revenue for the province.
Last week a legal opinion sought by a counciller revealed the Toronto mayor overstepped his boundaries in his decision to kill the Transit City plan. In Canada, municipalities are children of their respective province. This antiquated -- almost medieval -- hierarchy puts our major cities on the same legislative level as any hamlet or village.