Scarborough subway

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Ainslie refuses to be ‘bullied’ by the mayor

Coun. Paul Ainslie’s ongoing differences with Mayor Rob Ford blew wide open during the Oct. 9 city council vote on the Scarborough subway, but the councillor says he will not be “bullied” by the mayor.

“I have never tolerated bullies and I have always taught my three children to do the same,” he said.

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Business owners make case for Scarborough subway

Gary and Lena Do say they’re worried renewed talk of a new subway line downtown will derail any proposal for a Scarborough subway extension. The couple, who own James White and Sons Flowers, say they and other Scarborough residents and business owners have been waiting a long time for a Scarborough subway, and they want to see it boost their business.

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Feds open wallet for Scarborough subway

The federal government made an announcement on Sept. 23 supporting the new Scarborough subway extension. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty confirmed that Ottawa agreed to contribute $660 million towards the city’s Scarborough transit plans.