Jun 16, 2006

Is this an offer the TTC can't refuse?

Think of it as city hall's version of the TV game show Deal or No Deal: Does the Toronto Transit Commission have to buy its new generation of subway cars, at a cost of about $700-million, only from Bombardier?

Mayor David Miller defends the "sole-source" arrangement by pointing to a 1992 deal between Bombardier and the Ontario government that he said obligates the TTC to buy railcars from the Canadian company.

Bombardier spokesman David Slack said the company believes the deal is still valid. The current Ontario government, however, says there is no deal. Continued…

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