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Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam heads up meeting March 6 to identify key investment priorities for the city ahead of council budget deliberations Read more

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Peter Biesterfeld

"We're literally taking money away from the poorest to keep property taxes low for people who are wealthy," says Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord Perks. "It's reverse Robin Hood." Read more

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Toronto's top civil servant can be blunt when it comes to the city's finances – we can be even blunter Read more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

An honest account of an honest conversation Read more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

For the first time in memory, Toronto police spending sat at the centre of a city council budget debate. This was not a small development. Read more

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Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

The real test of a city is how it cares for people – on that measure, the City of Toronto is failing its most vulnerable. Read more

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Mayor John Tory unveiled his first budget on Tuesday, January 20, claiming his financial prescription represents “the largest investment in service improvements in recent history.” Read more

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Mayor makes investments, but gambles that city will receive $86 million from the province to balance the books Read more

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Is that a sigh of relief coming from councillors at City Hall freed from the Ford agenda of cuts and “efficiencies,” or is it because we're entering an election year that “investing” has become the new budget buzzword? We break it down. Read more

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Wade Hudson

Celebrations at City Hall mark hard-fought victory for billboard tax campaign Read more

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