Nov 7, 2013 at 06:22:24
“I have supported and continue to support Ford's fiscally conservative ideals. However listening to a caller on 640 radio repeat a substantive list of idiocy Rob was involved in. That he flat out denied occurred, but were witnessed by dozens of people, some of it even photographed, I've come to the conclusion that he has more that substance abuse issues. Read the profile of Sociopath. Too many points fit. In glaring particularity, lack of remorse and guilt.”
Awetitu on Nov 7, 2013 at 08:42:07
“Rob Ford may sound like a fiscal conservative, but when did cutting taxes count for cutting expenses by the city? If you lower taxes you choke off a revenue stream, this is basic common sense. To turn around and say that saves THE CITY money is disingenuous.
$200-million from cancelling the vehicle-registration tax is savings to the population, NOT the city. That's $200MIL less for Toronto.
$24-million from higher user fees saves the city NOTHING. It places an additional burden on the population.
$78-million from contracting out garbage collection west of Yonge Street. $10.9MIL in savings in 2012, $11.1MIL in 2013, all the way out to the end of the contract in 2019. Technically speaking he's only saved Toronto $20MIL so far.
$606-million from various “efficiencies” ($57-million in the 2011 budget, $327-million in 2012 and $222-million in 2013). These are cuts to services. Saving money at the expense of the services supplied to Torontonians.
Add in the 1.6% hike in property tax to pay for a subway instead of an LRT that was already FULLY FUNDED by the province and would have cost Toronto NOTHING and you gotta wonder...was there really a gravy train in the first place?”
TinaFea on Nov 7, 2013 at 08:05:33
“too bad even Rob Ford's "fiscally conservative ideals" are circumspect. Billion dollar tax hike for a tiny, unneeded subway, anyone? Anyone ....?”
Nov 6, 2013 at 20:41:59
“I don't care. Canada should stay as far away from all of these agreements as the can. They are not designed to help the planet. They are designed to drag strong 1st world economies down while ignoring the wide spread lack of environmental standards in the rest of the world. CHINA & INDIA to name the big two.”
conductor274 on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:25:43
“So your answer is for nobody to TRY to help prevent more climate change. Nobody should even acknowledge the science and the reoccurring proof that climate change is happening. You think we just ignore the enormous amounts of suffering, deaths and hardships around the world due to climate change. Instead you say we should just use the grade school argument "well if he's not gonna do it then I'm not gonna do it either." True leaders with some vision TRY to lead by example, by negotiating, by being reasonable in the face of environmental destruction. By his actions Harper is showing us he is NOT a true leader. He's just a puppet for huge corporations and we're all going to pay the price it.”
lillianvoter on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:25:37
“You sound like Harper who 'could not care less'. Shameful attitude.”
Nov 1, 2013 at 06:39:59
“WRONG! Ford shoves TRESPASSERS off his property. Regardless of whatever Ford is alleged to have done. His home is his castle as the saying and common law goes. He asked them to leave, some did but some then returned. He's within his rights as a private citizen to force them off his lawn.”
“When cyclists in the city adhere to the traffic laws more than they flaunt them, I'll be more sympathetic. However, I'm still seeing adults riding on sidewalks, ignoring traffic signals and generally riding where, when and how they want, the rest of us be damned.
And thanks to those 'green' halfwits in the provincial govt. now we have adults riding these stupid electric bikes in a similar manner. I don't care what the province says, they're vehicles like gas bikes. They need to be licensed, and insured. AND KEPT OFF THE DAMN SIDEWALK!!”
“I bet that Kentucky has more people, per capita, requiring the Affordable Care Act than most other states. But hey you right wing extremists attack McConnell and let the Democrat Candidate waltz in a take the seat.”
Kathy Rybolt on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:38:54
“Kentucky has a fantastic Democrat Governor, which is the ONLY reason the ACA is working perfectly in Kentucky. McConnell has absolutely nothing to do with that.”
“While I don't necessarily support the business oriented establishment Republicans it would serve the country well for them to debunk and deflate the Tea Party message. People who are right of center would accept the message from these Republicans before they'd accept the same message from Democrats.”
“Given that Bashir general expresses sentiments similar to Grayson's about the Tea Party it's disingenuous to suggest this was anything other than Bashir playing devil's advocate to illicit controversial statements from Grayson. Having watched the interview myself I was left with the feeling the whole thing was staged.”
froghog on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:42:15
“so, your intuition is how you tell a crook? i don't think so. facts are needed, not your bias. and certainly not false accusations put out like that.”
Oct 27, 2013 at 06:55:29
“Perhaps you should have read the article and clicked on some of the links provided.
a)Maid of the Mist is an American Co. that operated on BOTH sides of the border
b)The NPC was reacting to complaints from other companies about the bidding process
that date back to 2009
Reading between the lines suggests the Glynn family, no offense intended, were resting on their laurels and counting on sentiment like yours to maintain their virtual monopoly on the tour business.”
Oct 26, 2013 at 08:53:49
“I wonder how much it would cost just to build the refineries right there in Alberta. It would put this pipeline disagreement to bed. Create jobs. And give Canada a better product to sell.
TO THE CHINESE!!!!!!!”
rickley on Oct 27, 2013 at 04:31:56
“Finished products that are more profitable to ship.”
PMDoyle on Oct 26, 2013 at 21:22:46
“Harper does not think about Canadians first he is a NeoCon and making fast busks for his friends come before Canada. Your thought is one I agree with why do we insist on shipping out the worst oil on the planet when we could refine it here and create thousands and thousands of jobs. Plus we would be shipping a cleaner product but all who have approached this idea have been cast aside by Harper (USA best asset)...”
Alberta5 on Oct 26, 2013 at 15:23:38
“Maybe farmers should bake bread instead of selling wheat to people who can do it more efficiently as well?”
Heather Blackett on Oct 26, 2013 at 13:02:27
“If they were interested in limiting the environmental impact, or economic efficiency, or Canadian jobs, they could retrofit one of the high production refineries in Ontario and further east from sweet crude (Saudi) to tarsands product. But they're not.”
Snowride on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:31:34
“10 billion per refinery. The government of Alberta is building one north east of Edmonton.”
katy katt on Oct 26, 2013 at 08:59:29
“It's already going to the Chinese, bub...along with all the jobs. Much of it is going to European countries who have banned fracking in their own countries, on their own environmental grounds, but still want oil. There are things going on in Canada that most Canadians don't even know, let alone Americans.”
Oct 26, 2013 at 08:46:48
“So what if there's just as many women working the cane fields as there are men, in Cuba. So what if there' just as many women coffee pickers in Nicaragua as there are men. I highly doubt there's a plethora of 'boardrooms' in any of those 3 countries. It's an apples and oranges comparison.”
“You don't have 'free speech' or 'free expression' when you're on the companies clock. She was at work and spent time doing something that was not part of her job description. I know millions do stuff at work they shouldn't, but they don't do it on a Nationally broadcast TV show.”
Oct 25, 2013 at 07:48:37
“Your parents should have told you the same thing I told my kids. Get the hell out of the GTA. Or whatever major urban region you live in. There are smaller cities throughout Canada that have a better, cheaper standard of living. That's the other issue with this article, it's Toronto Centric. Toronto is NOT the centre of the Universe no matter how much the Toronto Elite want you to believe.”
Oct 25, 2013 at 07:43:44
“That's because sites like HuffPo have been preaching for a couple of years now that Condo's have a shelf live that will require major reno & repair schemes down the road that will be far costlier than single family homes. We're seeing it now with Hi rise office bldgs. Glass panes popping out, surface panesl torn loose by wind shear etc. Condos are built with similar materials and similar construction techniques.
I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking a Condo purchase is a terrible investment. Hence the price diffrerence.”
Oct 18, 2013 at 12:51:25
“"survey found that a quarter of men and 15 per cent of women have cheated on their spouses.
Those numbers indicate that men are more likely to have cheated than women"
No, really how'd you come to that conclusion. Were you trying to impress us with your math skills of do you think your readers are math illiterates?”
c-tom on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:10:07
“There was an earlier study where men and women were asked about being unfaithful -twice - once with a lie detector. The men stayed the same the women admitted at a higher rate with the lie detector. So that 15% is probably closer to the men's %.”