The November 2009 communication, sent just months before Giambrone announced his candidacy, concerned American business opportunities relating to Toronto Transit Commission expansion. The 7-paragraph cable specifically discussed the Spadina subway expansion to York University. The TTC, it read, is actively looking for U.S. partners, particularly when it comes to construction contracts.
View the full cable here.
Giambrone is a former councillor, TTC chair, and David Miller heir apparent. Giambrone dropped out of the mayoral race early after, well, you know the story.
"TTC's chairman, an ambitious city councilor with a Toronto mayoral campaign likely in his future, personally urged us to promote the expansion project as an opportunity for U.S. businesses," the official wrote.