Toronto Mayor Tory Becomes Tolling “Crusader” after Calling Tolls “Highway Robbery”

Toronto Star takes a deep look at how Toronto Mayor John Tory “went from calling tolls ‘highway robbery’ to crusading for them.” The newspaper reports that after months of internal deliberation, on his return from a weekend Santa Claus parade, “Tory delivered an impassioned speech [to his staff] on his willingness to back road tolls, even if it meant putting his political career at risk. ‘This is the right way forward. This is the right time and it’s the right thing to do,’ Tory told his relieved staffers gathered in the boardroom of his second-floor office at city hall, four days before announcing the proposal publicly. . . .”