Why Rob Ford Won #VoteTO

#Politics

Thu, Oct 28th, 2010 17:25 by capnasty NEWS

Torontonians were stunned when they discovered that Rob Ford, a mayoral runner who hated cyclists, loves cars and wanted to destroy public transit, won in the elections. How, they asked, could a Toronto that loves its streetcars, let that happen?

But Toronto is no longer just the old City of Toronto; it is also composed of the many suburban little municipalities around it that were incorporated into it during the last disaster that was the Mike Harris Conservative government.

As this map on the National Post clearly shows, voters in Toronto were divided between the Liberals in the core (with votes falling perfectly within the city's old borders) and the car-centric conservative mentality of the suburbs it absorbed.

As the article perfectly points out, "Toronto is two cities that don't like one another much but have been forced to cohabitate."

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