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ArchiveJune 2013

Back to busting Mayor Rob Ford's billion-dollar budget boast

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Wed Jun 12 2013 As promised, Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford returned to the airwaves this past Sunday with more detail to back up their claim of saving Toronto taxpayers an estimated $1 billion. The Fords have been making their billion-dollar budget boast for several months now. It's never made a whole lot of sense. Since Ford took...

De-amalgamation Nation? Not so fast, Toronto works better together

By: Metro Toronto Published on Mon Jun 10 2013 There’s a certain type of Torontonian who looks at all the city’s problems and comes up with one simple solution: De-amalgamation. It doesn’t seem to matter what the problem is. A transit system mired in under-funding and endless debates about expansion? De-amalgamate. Regular downtown-versus-suburban ideology clashes over things like bike lanes and...

As the crack scandal lingers, what's the state of the Ford Nation?

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Fri Jun 07 2013 It seems clear now that Mayor Rob Ford's crack cocaine scandal is not going away any time soon. It will fade, sure, but then some new detail or revelation will bring it back to the forefront. A lull in the story will be followed by a loud thump, and suddenly reporters will be whisked away to a rundown bungalow in Etobicoke, hoping to...

Still asking questions about the Ford brothers' billion-dollar savings claim

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Published on Wed Jun 05 2013 It's not the big news story most people seem to want the Ford brothers to address, but I'll take it. On their Newstalk 1010 radio show last Sunday, Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford indicated they'd soon provide an accounting of how exactly they've saved the city a billion dollars. I'm glad to hear it...

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