As the Toronto mayoral race candidates' transit plans, realistic and otherwise, have become a key part of the campaign. Incumbent Rob Ford unveiled his own $9-billion plan last week and former CITY Institute director Roger Keil offered his own comment on for a Toronto Star story on the plan's flimsiness.
York University political professor Roger Keil, who has studied transit issues, said Ford’s plan “doesn’t make any sense at all.” He can’t imagine any credible transit expert endorsing it.
“This has to be treated as a little melody that the Pied Piper plays and he is attempting for people to follow him,” said Keil.
“It is an incredibly deceptive document and it’s also quite childish, to be honest … back-of-the-envelope kind of representation.”