CITY WORKER STRIKE
• How a city worker walkout will affect you [Toronto Star]
• After years of wild spending, how can Miller cry poor? [Toronto Star]
• Much at stake in city labour talks [Toronto Star]
• Toronto unveils municipal strike plan [Globe & Mail]
• IN THE EVENT OF A STRIKE [Globe & Mail]
• Many services facing shutdown threat [Globe & Mail]
• Garbage strike doom and gloom [NOW Magazine]
• City pride in back seat during strike [Toronto Sun]
• Smelly strike a possibility [Toronto Sun]
• Green light for new streetcars [Toronto Star]
• Streetcar desires fulfilled? [Toronto Sun]
• McGuinty to pledge cash for Toronto streetcar deal [Globe & Mail]
• Kelly McParland: The appeal of John Tory, Toronto Mayor [National Post]
• Squaring off over the boundaries of Forest Hill [National Post]
• Toronto community housing’s to-do list [NOW Magazine]
• The land of Oss [Eye Weekly]
How did I know, even before clicking on it, that the “Miller’s wild spending” column would be by Royson James. That guy is so biased it’s embarrassing.
When you are through shooting the messenger, would you care to dispute anything?
How does one justify the largest budgetary spending increase in Toronto’s history and a $2.25 billion jump in spending in the past six years? And how can the mayor now cry poor 11 weeks later?
Tax hikes did not match the spending levels. Spending levels have been too high for the anticipated revenues. And councillors continue to spend because, they say, their constituents need the services Ã¢â‚¬â€œ even if they balk at paying for them with higher taxes.
Frankly, I didn’t read it, and I’m not going to. I don’t trust James’s facts or his analysis, and I refuse to provide him with an audience. I’d be happy to read about the issues if they’re presented objectively by someone without an obvious axe to grind.
Want to read someone with an axe to the grind, read Sue Ann Levy in the Toronto Sun. It’s like reading an internet troll discuss politics.
In comparison, though I don’t agree with everything in it, this article doesn’t seem that bad.