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Thursday’s headlines

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• Mayor Rob Ford’s fight against city-ordered campaign finance audit to begin in April [The Star]
• Former integrity commissioner gave blessing to condo purchases by TCHC executives [The Star]
• Nothing shady about Pam McConnell’s Regent Park condo purchase [Globe & Mail]
• Regent Park property purchase intended to demonstrate confidence in revitalization, developer says [Globe & Mail]
• Daniels Corp. has their say on Regent Park [The Sun]
• Election finance audit shows ‘apparent contraventions’ by Vaughan councillor Michael Di Biase [National Post]

• Toronto library strike: union and board reach tentative deal to end strike [The Star]
• Toronto library workers reach tentative deal [Globe & Mail]
• Striking Toronto library workers reach tentative deal with city [National Post]
• Union president lashes out as CUPE 79 votes on city’s final offer [Globe & Mail]
• Voting city workers’ mood: it’s a bad deal, but maybe better than a strike [The Star]
• Union “disheartened” as members vote on new contract [NOW]
• City inside workers won’t strike Thursday whether they accept contract or not: union head [National Post]

• Mississauga hopes being the easy kid translates to transit cash [The Star]
• TTC answers rider questions and concerns at [The Star]
• Toronto cycling and bike-lane stats [The Grid]

• ‘Walkable’ city linked to health benefits [The Star]
• Mississauga officials try to allay fears about park’s toxic ash [The Star]
• Toronto Port Authority picks Oxford Properties to develop downtown land [The Star]
• Collaboration and competition help business clusters foster innovation and growth [Globe & Mail]
• #conversationfail [The Grid]