FORD, CHOW MEET, REPORT PROGRESS ON A NEW DEAL FOR TORONTO
Oct 30, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The premier and Toronto mayor got an update from the working group whose mandate’s to come up with a new funding deal for the city.
(photo courtesy Toronto Star)
Saying they’re making ”great progress,” Doug Ford and Olivia Chow released the following statement after meeting at Queen’s Park.
”Over the last few weeks, the working group has met six times and developed a shared understanding of the city’s financial position. They have begun drilling down on shared priorities, including supporting transit, infrastructure, shelters and housing, as well as getting Toronto’s finances back on a stable and sustainable path.
Over the next month, the working group will develop a set of concrete, actionable recommendations that will be put in front of us to carefully consider.”
As Ford and Chow look for long-term solutions, they continue to invite Ottawa ”to be a partner in a new deal” that’ll help make sure the city, and through it, the region, province and country, is set up for success.