Rob Ford Budget Cuts

Toronto Mayor Confident Police Can Shave 10 Per Cent From Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It appears that Toronto's police chief still has some work to do to find savings for the force's 2012 budget.Chief Bill Blair met with Mayor...

With Millions To Cut, Rob Ford All Ears

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's executive committee, chaired by Mayor Rob Ford, is meeting today to discuss proposed cuts in the recent core service report.It cou...

Resisting Ford's TO: Coming Together at Dufferin Grove

Thom Vernon | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Thom Vernon

Walking into Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday (Sept. 10, 2011), a bright sunny afternoon, the last thing I expected to see was over a thousand Toronton...

Rachel Mendleson

Rob Ford Not Alone In Facing Tough Budget Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Business

The battle lines were quickly drawn Thursday at Toronto City Hall, where hundreds of residents sat through hours of depositions for the chance to give...

Rob and Doug Ford: Toronto's Brothers Grim

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Naymark

Things indeed have to change at City Hall. No one really knows how though, because the Fords' Toronto has become reactionary, too. A reactionary public, led by a reactionary mayor and flamed by a reactionary press has led to the disappearance of any sort of intelligent discourse.

Local Food System Needs Leadership, Not Penny-Pinching

Shiloh Bouvette | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada Politics
Shiloh Bouvette

The mayor of Canada's largest city is in cost-cutting mode and a local food policy, originally passed in 2008, has just escaped the chopping block. Well almost. As many locavores will tell you, there is the price on the grocery receipt and there are the costs that we pay elsewhere -- the hospital bills, the environmental debt and the money farmers pay out of their own pockets to stay afloat.