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Ice storm council meeting resumes today

01/13/2014 08:21 EST | Updated 03/15/2014 05:59 EDT
Today Toronto city council will resume its meeting to discuss fallout from last month's devastating ice storm and how to convince the province to pick up a significant chunk of the cleanup bill.

At the meeting — which began on Friday — council will also discuss how the city responded to the ice storm, which at its height on Dec. 22 left some 300,000 Toronto Hydro customers without power as ice-laden trees and branches took out overhead power lines.

On Friday Mayor Rob Ford put forward a motion calling on the province to kick in a minimum of $60 million of the estimated $106 million cleaup bill from the storm.

A city report also said Toronto should be declared a "disaster area," a move that could help free up relief money from senior governments.

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