The good news: You’re the new mayor of Toronto.
The bad news: You’re the new mayor of Toronto, a city that’s spent much of the past four years making its city hall an international punchline.
Nov. 4, 2013 – Global News
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly is ok with Rob Ford’s decision to stay on as mayor amid cascading revelations around an alleged crack video – but not without some strings attached.
“He’s made a pact with the residents of Toronto: ‘I will be on my best behaviour; I will do everything I can to stay the new course,’” Kelly said. “And I think that Torontonians will strictly hold him to those standards.”
Oct. 25, 2013 – Global News
What’s the difference between Oakville and Mississauga gas plants, scrapped mid-campaign 2011, and Scarborough light-rail transit, scrapped mid-campaign 2013?
This time, the province isn’t on the hook for the costs of the last-minute switch: Toronto is. And we still don’t know how much that’ll be.
Anna Mehler Paperny – Global News
Warrants with wiretaps can be kept from the public, an Ontario judge has ruled.
That means a slew of search warrants connected to Toronto Police’s Project Traveller raids will be kept redacted for now, despite efforts from several media organizations – Global News included – to have them released.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
TORONTO — The battle over whether to give addicts a safe place to inject has moved to Ontario from the West Coast.
When the Supreme Court of Canada handed Vancouver’s supervised injection site a legal victory late last year by denying the federal government’s attempt to shutter it, many observers expected the ruling to give rise to similar sites across Canada.
Not so fast.
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
Friday, February 18, 2011 – Globe and Mail
Mike Del Grande is having a rough day.
It’s been madness since he got in at 7:30 a.m., he says: Meetings with the mayor, chasing down councillors and staff, dealing with endless phone calls and supplications. It’s barely noon, and the city’s budget chief looks world-weary against a backdrop of budgetary binders and Knights of Columbus certificates.
But he likes the gig, right? Head of the budget he spent the David Miller years picking through and railing against?
“Do I like the job?” He grimaces. “That’s a relative word. I have a hard job. And I have a job that is not enviable. But I’m not afraid to roll up my sleeves.”