May 27, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
We are learning this morning Premier Doug Ford is cancelling the retroactive cuts to funding for Toronto Public Health, child care and other municipal services.
Mayor John Tory and other Ontario mayors have been pushing the Ford Tories to reconsider the retroactive cuts not only for Toronto but for other municipalities across the province as well.
Tory launched an online petition last week asking Toronto residents to add their names and opposition to the cuts.
City staff had totaled the retroactive cuts to 178 million dollars after the 2019 budget process had been completed. With the cancellation of the retroactive cuts there will be no need to increase property tax and cut services for this year.
Libby talks to strategists MPP Stephen Lecce, City Councillor Mike Layton and strategists Aleem Kanji and Kim Wright.