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The Battle For Scarborough’s Soul Is Over A Subway

When politics trumps engineering, everyone loses.

Toronto’s mayor, John Tory, is pushing the Scarborough subway extension despite the opposition by transport engineers and planners, and increasingly, members of the public. Mr. Tory is caught between a rock and a hard place. If he does not support the subway extension, he might appear indifferent, even vindictive, to the voters in Scarborough who overwhelmingly voted against him in the last mayoral election. Some political pundits believe that one has to hitch a ride on the Scarborough subway to victory in the next mayoral election.

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