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The end of solidarity– for now. Forever?

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Don’t know how other Torontonians felt about it, but being stuck in traffic for an hour while I tried to drop off my kids at daycare, and then struggling through the same smoggy traffic to get back to one of the kids when he fell ill made this middle-aged lefty mighty cranky with the illegal strikers over at the Toronto Transit Commission.
Don’t tell me it was an accident that the union leaders chose a hot, humid smog-emergency Monday to call the walk-off.
I personally saw old people struggling along the sidewalk, walking to the hospital in the west end through car-choked streets. The Toronto Sun yesterday published a photo of a striker lounging in a fold-out chair on the picket lines.
Hell of a PR committee that union has.

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