Newspaper Hammers Ontario Premier Wynne’s “Pure Political Cowardice” for Killing Toronto Tolling Plan

The Globe and Mail reports, “Mayor John Tory went way, way out on a limb when he made his bold proposal last fall to impose tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. Premier Kathleen Wynne left him dangling there, giving him the clear impression she would not stand in the way. Then, on Friday morning [January 27], out came the saw. Sorry, no tolls. You could almost hear the whooshing sound as Mr. Tory fell to earth, clutching at branches as he fell.” The newspaper calls Wynne’s action “pure political cowardice” motivated by her current unpopularity and diminishing chances of reelection in 2018.