Toronto Budget Cuts

An Open Letter to Mayor Ford: Don't Target the Voiceless

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

As a former mayor and budget chief, I understand the difficulty that goes into crafting a budget and tough decisions that must be made about certain programs. However, I hope Toronto Council will reassess some of the proposed cuts in this budget, especially those that affect the most vulnerable among us.

How Toronto Plans To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

CBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

The city has released a document showing how it intends to eliminate 2,300 jobs in the new year. The job cuts were announced earlier this ...

Toronto Headed For Lockout?

CBC | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Business

The head of one of Toronto's unions says a lockout is almost a certainty in January because the city wants to target so-called jobs for life provision...

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...

1,100 Toronto Workers Apply For Buyout

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's city manager released the final report of a core services review Monday, recommending which jobs, services and city-run attraction...

Balancing Toronto's Books, But at What Cost?

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Sen. Art Eggleton

Making programs and services more efficient and effective is welcome, and that should help in reducing costs and better serving public needs, but it would be naïve to assume that efficiency alone could solve the deficit. Therefore cuts, and maybe tax or user fee increases, will have to be made.

Rob Ford's Jig

Thom Vernon | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada
Thom Vernon

Rob Ford danced into office promising to "stop the gravy train" at city hall. Problem is, he and his strategy are still dancing but there is no gravy. Now that we have seen each other in that committee room, and from behind a microphone, we must connect, strategize and resist.

Rachel Mendleson

Rob Ford Not Alone In Facing Tough Budget Choices | 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...

Toronto Mayor Gets Earful At Marathon Meeting

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Politics

A marathon Toronto committee meeting has ended after councillors heard more than 300 presentations defending city services that could be cut to balanc...

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.

Atwood Who?, Toronto Mayor's Brother Asks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada

City Councillor Doug Ford, brother to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, went after celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood for her campaign to defend the cit...

Rookie Mayors Have One Thing In Common

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Lewington | Posted 09.17.2011 | Canada Politics

Ever since they pulled off stunning election victories within a week of each other last year, the rookie mayors of Toronto and Calgary have shared the...

Toronto Offers Buyouts To 17,000 Employees

Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Thousands of city workers in Toronto are being offered buyouts in a bid to trim a bulging budget. City manager Joe Pennachett...