Royson James takes us down memory lane, reminding us what Mike Harris’ and now possibly Ford’s impact will be on provincial-municipal relations… via @torontostar
The amalgamation of Toronto was a forced political decision by Mike Harris & the PCs. Justified it as a way to cut costs, but arguably a way for Conservatives to gain regional control over Toronto & its suburbs.

Conservatives on council have dominated these areas ever since.
For Toronto to be the great city it can be, it needs a provincial government that understands that the city desperately needs fair and equitable infrastructure projects, progressive planning and proper taxation tools.
Which takes us back to my feature earlier this year in @nowtoronto, calling for municipal leadership that recognizes these very challenges.

Doug Ford has campaigned to do the exact opposite.…
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