Toronto transit riders got a surprise this morning.
No buses. No subways. No streetcars. No nothing.
Thanks to what the Toronto Transit Commission is calling an “illegal job action” the whole transit system shut down between 4 and 5 AM.
This means about 700,000 people had to find alternate ways to get to work.
Isn’t public sector service wonderful? Isn’t it great that a couple of public sector union bosses can throw an entire city into chaos?
Of course, this wouldn’t happen if we allowed private competition to government services.
But Toronto’s NDP mayor David Miller wouldn’t think of such a thing.
And why should he? He probably rides a bike into work.