Over at the Toronto Star’s The Goods blog, Daniel Dale points out that Rob Ford has changed the boilerplate that goes out at the bottom of all city press releases:
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
via The Goods.
It’s weird. One day 47% of voters put an X next to a candidate’s name and suddenly you live in a city that primarily values small government, low taxes and ensuring that city transportation plans don’t lean too heavily toward transit.