Stephen Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for transit plan

Stephen Harper announces $2.6 billion in funding for John Tory's SmartTrack transit plan

Toronto Mayor John Tory could not hold back an ear-to-ear grin Thursday when Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the federal government will contribute $2.6 billion toward SmartTrack, the express rail transit plan that was the lynchpin of Tory's mayoral campaign last fall. "I'm very pleased to announce that our government will contribute up to one-third of…