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01/13/2014 08:21 EST | Updated 03/15/2014 05:59 EDT

Ice storm council meeting resumes today

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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