Thursday, August 30, 2007

Toronto Council Jet Set During Fiscal Crisis

Freedom of Information documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show that in the midst of a fiscal meltdown in Toronto, with a vote looming on the largest tax grab in Toronto history, in the face of a $500 million budget deficit, 16 city councilors, the mayor and five staff all flew to Calgary for a the Canadian Federation of Municipalities conference.

View the story in the Toronto Sun

The Deputy Mayor says the CTF doesn't get it. He can't balance the budget, but sends 21 people to a conference?! One councilor spent over $1200 on a flight. Right now you can fly to China and back on Air Canada for that kind of money.

How can they justify such a bonehead move with taxpayers' money?

1 comment:

Sheldon Kotyk said...

You can fly on Air Canada but why would you want to?

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