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Last stop for the gravy train?

One of Rob Ford’s first big tasks as mayor will be passing a capital budget currently full of projects he has tried to kill.

One of Rob Ford’s first big tasks as mayor will be passing a capital budget currently full of projects he has tried to kill.

Among them will be the glass-walled $88-million waterfront arena, with four stacked ice pads, approved in principle by council in late August even though only $34 million in funding — from Ottawa, and tied to its waterfront location — has been found.

“We shouldn’t be in the business of building hockey arenas. Why doesn’t the private sector come in and build this?” Ford told the Toronto Star at the time, suggesting the project would be in serious trouble if he was elected.

“We have to stop the wasteful spending. The gravy train has to come to an end.”

 
 
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