Ford’s pitch to province falters as feds offer subway cash

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he did not ask for "new money" during Wednesday's meeting with Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he did not ask for "new money" during Wednesday's meeting with Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Mayor Rob Ford was incorrect when he told the premier that the city needed $650 million from the province for the Sheppard subway to access $333 million from Ottawa, a federal spokesperson said Thursday.

The Harper government already intends to give the city the $333 million, said Vanessa Schneider, spokesperson for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Denis Lebel. The province would need to be a “partner” in any funding deal, she said, but would not necessarily need to contribute $650 million… Read More

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