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  1. schabas is always right on the money

  2. My #1 priority would be for more creative thinking when it comes to transit. In particular I’d like to see high-quality services for the core, like an affordable hybrid streetcar/LRT system. Such a system would make it possible to take most of the diesel buses off downtown streets and would create lots of opportunity for transit-oriented development. It would be great for downtown business and the resulting infill would replace the less desirable suburban sprawl that happen in the absence of good transit.

    Halifax needs to grow up. We need to start planning for a medium-sized city of 500,000. The small-town planning of uncoordinated suburban sprawl and the odd new bus route is not going to work anymore. I hope our next mayor understands this and is able to rally others around ambitious, successful goals.