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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.
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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 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.
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.
TTC chief general manager Gary Webster has been relieved of his duties, following a vote during a special meeting of transit commissioners Tuesday. In a motion describing termination "without just ca...
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 the heels of publicly resisting the mayor's bid to con...
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 the TTC announced a "special meeting" for Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. tha...
Cancelling Transit City in favour of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's subway-focused plan will cost $65 million, TTC general manager Gary Webster says. The Toronto Transit Commission's chief used the figure...