OTTAWA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the City of Toronto to live within its means by looking for innovative ways to reduce costs, return to basics and freeze property taxes in advance of Toronto's official budget debates that begin on Wednesday, March 29.
With an annual budget shortfall of over $400-million, Toronto must trim costs and focus on essentials instead of providing frills while relying on annual handouts from Queen's Park. Contracting out services such as waste collection, and landscaping would begin to reduce the city's rising labour costs. City Hall should also review city salaries which have increased 19% in four years, while also scrapping its union-only policy which prevents it from getting the best value for taxpayers.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Posted by Adam Taylor at 11:44 AM
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