Doug Ford's government is an axe-wielding agent of chaos - 2019-05-07
On Friday morning, Mayor John Tory was on CBC Radio's Metro Morning to discuss the latest provincial funding cut for the city of Toronto. This time, it was a reduction in childcare funding that the city manager estimates could cost the city $84.8 million, and jeopardize more than 6,100 subsidized spaces.
The province's approach to Toronto has become "uneven, unpredictable and volatile," said the mayor.
It was blunt talk from a leader who has sometimes been criticized for being too diplomatic in his attempts to preserve good relations with those legally enabled to carve the government he leads into whatever shape they please. But it also encapsulated one of the more alarming things that's become apparent about this provincial government in the months since it took office, more so in the weeks since it launched its first budget: Doug Ford's government is a axe-wielding agent of chaos, moving fast and breaking things, without any plans that aren't apparently made up on the fly.