Coun. Gord Perks makes further comments on the John Tory’s budget situation




Coun. Gord Perks (Ward 4, Parkdale—High Park) said that by blocking spending increases in those areas, Tory and his allies were repeating a mantra of “can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, and can’t.” (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, reported by the Toronto Star.)

Perks said a city as wealthy as Toronto can afford to do more, but “what is actually happening is that some in this chamber won’t.


Tory following  through on his plan to resign over an inappropriate relationship with a staff member.

Further from The Star newspaper…

Tory could have prolonged the budget process by using his new strong-mayor powers to veto council’s changes. Instead he used a provision of the provincial legislation to deem the spending plan adopted immediately. link to story(paywall)

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