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ArchiveFebruary 2013

Can we stop talking about a downtown Toronto casino yet?

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Wed Feb 13 2013 I'm not normally a betting man, but I'm willing to put some money down on this. Despite months and months of intense lobbying and continued enthusiasm for the idea from Mayor Rob Ford, I predict that Toronto City Council will not vote to move forward with plans for a casino resort in downtown Toronto. Unless we see a...

On first day, Toronto's new budget chair ponders digging big budget hole

Mayor Rob Ford's Executive Committee appointed the city's new budget chief on Tuesday. The job, formerly held by Coun. Mike Del Grande, went to Coun. Frank Di Giorgio. It's an odd choice. In his new position, the veteran councillor from Ward 12 didn't get off to great start. Scrumming with the media, he immediately agreed that the city could cut the municipal land transfer tax...

Does Mayor Rob Ford's campaign spending audit really matter?

By: Matt Elliott Metro, Metro Canada Published on Tue Feb 05 2013 Because this entire mayoral term is nothing if not repetitive, City Hall watchers spent last Friday again waiting around for the release of a report that could spell trouble for Rob Ford. In this case, it was an auditor's report on Ford's campaign spending leading up to the 2010 election. It stands as yet another thing...

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