Sign of the times

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.

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