Monday, February 28, 2011

The Province Responds The video version is here:

Again, I'm afraid Rob Ford made this call an easy one:

The mayor’s press secretary said that Toronto routinely asks for more money in its pre-budget submission to the province and this year is no different.

However, Adrienne Batra stressed that Mr. Ford didn’t need provincial aid to balance the city’s 2011 budget without a property-tax increase.

“There’s one fundamental difference,” Ms. Batra said. “The funding here was not needed to balance the (2011) budget.”


Kev said...

Plus cutting taxes and increasing spending kinda destroys your case for more money. Having said that the province and the feds need to step up and provide increased, stable and predictable funding for every municipality.

CanadianSense said...


This is great news! Provincial Liberals write off Toronto voters.

Daycare subsidy tied to 1995, road improvement and public transit are defined as gravy amounting to 150 million?

How many millions can be saved by the eliminating the waste on the Toronto Housing Commission?

If Dalton wants to pick a fight with the newly elected Ford I think Dalton is making a strategic blunder.

So I am for it! Let's hope they have a war or words and Provincial Liberals slag Toronto's request.