ON: Rob Ford: The Jobless Don’t Need Transit

As he attempted to reframe the debate over the city’s top priorities, Rob Ford tried to shift transit out of the spotlight Tuesday by saying those who don’t have jobs don’t need it anyway.

“Every day people come to me and say, ‘Rob, what’s the No. 1 issue?’ And I say, ‘It’s the economy. It’s jobs. It’s property taxes. It’s transit.’ But folks, it’s the economy and jobs. Because if you haven’t got a job, you won’t need transit,” Ford said during a news conference at his Etobicoke campaign headquarters ...

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