From last night’s Daily Brief on Sun News Network, Carleton University journalism school director Christopher Waddell and Toronto Sun city hall columnist Sue Ann Levy on the latest dustup between The Toronto Star and the Mayor Rob Ford.
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I find this an amazing story: Local politicians want to remain popular with their rapidly growing population of increasingly wealthier voters and so rather than ding them for all the new municipal services these voters want and need, the local council ratchets up the tax bill on the municipalities single biggest employer the local paper mill. Meanwhile, the paper mill’s owner is scrambling to avoid bankruptcy. It asks the municipality for relief. It gets just that. A little relief. But not nearly enough.
Frantic to cut costs — Read more…