Mayor Rob Ford's speech Thursday morning, the first time he has spoken at the special meeting on the future of transit on Sheppard Ave.
"The people of the city have spoken loud and clear. They want subways folks. They want subways, subways, subways.
They had a debate last month about the Eglinton line….Liberal MPPs said. It’s their letter here. They couldn’t have been clearer. They want subways. They couldn’t say it.Now what we’re worried about is, hold on let’s get this done before the budget. We’re worried about what the provincial budget’s going to do, or the federal budget. What are you afraid of? It’s their money. Let’s see what they’re going to deliver to us or as the rumours going around they might pull the funding. That’s what we have to find out. That’s why I moved the motion to go to April 4th yesterday. You cannot not go ahead.
People hate the St. Clair. They hate these streetcars. You can call them what they want. People want subways folks. They want subways, subways. They don’t want these damned streetcars blocking up our city. That’s what they don’t want.
St. Clair’s not an LRT? Show me an LRT in Toronto. We don’t have one. This is going to be St. Clair Part 2.. went from $40 million to $100 million. This is going to be a boondoggle of billions of dollars to make the e-Health scandal look miniscule.
Mark my words, there’s not one project that we have done in transit that has come under budget. Not one. This is going to be the same thing.
Let’s find out where the provincial and federal governments stands. Support Councillor Thompson. Support the people of this city that want subways. Subways they want."