I’m gonna overrule a council decision and declare transit city dead and bury the eglinton LRT and … actually Mr. Mayor … you probably can’t do that;

When Mayor Rob Ford declared Transit City dead, was he overstepping his authority, as some councillors suggested this week, or was he merely acting in the tradition of all great mayors, exercising the power he’d have in an American city of comparable size? As Patrick White reports, maybe it’s time Toronto gave the strong-mayor system a second look.

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