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Via “Special Message” Mayor Rob Ford vows to fight on

- February 8th, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford at city council special meeting on transit on February 8, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford at today’s special council meeting on transit (Photo by Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

As you probably know by now Mayor Rob Ford didn’t emerge the big winner at Wednesday’s special council meeting on transit. Here’s the “special message” his office sent out to supporters shortly after the meeting:

 

A Special Message from Mayor Rob Ford

 

Dear Friends,

 

I campaigned to bring subways to Toronto and the people of Toronto gave me an overwhelming mandate to build subways.

 

Today, City Council spoke to its wish for the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown.

 

The residents of Scarborough, Toronto’s fastest growing region, deserve underground rapid transit – and I promised to deliver it to them. Today’s vote does not change my promise.

Great cities, like Paris, London and New York were built around long term transit visions 100 years ago.  Subways in Scarborough represent that long term vision for our great city.

I want to thank the thousands of you who called and wrote to my office and to the office of your respective Councillors to tell them that you voted for subways.

 

I will continue to stand up for taxpayers across Toronto. I will continue to work for a high-speed subway network in Scarborough and across the city.

 

An investment in first class transit infrastructure will stand the test of time. I want residents, many years from now, to look back at our time and be thankful we did the right thing by building subways that will still be in use.

 

I will not abandon the people of Scarborough and Finch Avenue to a second class transit solution that will inflict St. Clair Avenue style chaos on neighbourhoods without any promise of improved travel times.

 

That is, and remains, my commitment to you as Mayor of this great city.

 

Yours truly,

Mayor Rob Ford

 

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