In the news: Wednesday, February 22, 2012



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio post, “TTC GM Gary Webster fired”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio post, “Mayor Rob Ford’s statement on the firing of Gary Webster”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Leading with the long knives”, here.
  • Blog TO post, “TTC board votes to terminate Gary Webster”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Premier McGuinty says he’s losing patience with Toronto over transit fight” (from the Global News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC chief Gary Webster fired”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “TTC GM fired at Toronto Transit meeting”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC votes to fire GM Gary Webster”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Ford affirms ‘support’ for firing of TTC GM”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC committee votes to terminate Gary Webster; Mayor Ford supports decision”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Transit planning gridlock as TTC general manager sacked”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Shameful firing further alienates Mayor Ford”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “McGuinty on Toronto transit woes: ‘We’re running out of patience’”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Finch Avenue LRT faces new opposition”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC chief general manager fired after private meeting”, here.
  • National Post article, “‘Toadyism wins’: Councillors rage after TTC board sacks Toronto transit chief Gary Webster”, here.
  • National Post article, “Gary Webster not the first general manager to be the victim of ‘political interference’”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC begins search for new GM”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Province’s transit patience being tested”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Emery Village BIA Fighting LRT Expansion”, here.
  • NOW article, “Gary Webster gets his walking papers”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “In the ongoing transit debate, let’s take a minute to talk about the trains”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Rob Ford’s minority government at City Hall”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “‘So are they all, all honorable men’”, here.
  • TalkRail.ca post, “Metrolinx, Ontario Road Builders’ Association contemplate joint transit contractors’ council”, here.
  • The Grid post, “Evidence not wanted”, here.
  • The Grid post, “About the Mayor’s mandate”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Liveblog: Special TTC Meeting”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Lampy Versus Big Daddy”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Councillors plot new scenes in transit drama”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Mayor Rob Ford hurts the TTC by unjustly firing Gary Webster as Chief General Manager”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC: Transit commission fires chief general manager”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “While the TTC fires its top guy, TTC middle managers get the low-down from customers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Dalton McGuinty to City Hall: Get your act together on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC rider slashed across face at Warden Station”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Webster ousted in close TTC vote”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Take transit plans away from TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “City Hall firings not invented by Ford”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Preem to Toronto: Quit fighting and spend our money”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “All aboard the sardine can”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Stintz on firing Webster: ‘It is just no way to run a railway’”, here.
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