McKelvie says cuts ahead if feds, province don’t step up with budget support for Toronto


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The Canadian Press

Posted March 29, 2023 11:42 am

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Toronto’s deputy mayor says the town’s subsequent chief must oversee cuts to providers until the federal and provincial governments assist fill a virtually $1 billion gap within the municipal budget.

The budget shortfall is looming massive over metropolis corridor as council meets for the primary time right now since former mayor John Tory resigned final month after revealing he had an “inappropriate affair” with somebody who used to work on his workers.

Jennifer McKelvie says the federal authorities’s budget tabled yesterday fails to support the town’s $933-million pandemic-related shortfall this yr, stemming largely from elevated shelter prices and decreased transit ridership.

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Without assist from the opposite ranges of presidency, she says the town will see cuts “quickly occur” subsequent yr.

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McKelvie says she expects council to quickly vote to declare the mayor’s workplace vacant and launch a byelection, anticipated to be held on June 26.

Coun. Brad Bradford confirmed right now his long-expected plans to run for the workplace, including his identify to an inventory of said mayoral contenders that features Coun. Josh Matlow, former metropolis councillor Ana Bailao and former police chief Mark Saunders.

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