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[28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
After I went to bed, #StarWarsCouncil started trending

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[28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Another council meeting, another awesome hashtag: #starwarscouncil

Posted by John Michael McGrath, OpenFile Toronto
Apparently following on the success of #councildrinks, some of the tricksters who keep an eye on city council meetings started a new hashtag game on Twitter last night: Star Wars-themed jokes about city council. Some of the best ones from earlier this morning.
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[27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Numbers changing as Toronto debates service cuts for second day

Posted by John Michael McGrath | OpenFile Toronto
Late yesterday afternoon, City Hall reporters started pointing their Twitter followers to an interesting budget document, tipped off by councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park), which shows that Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax has raised much more money than previously projected—37 per cent more. That one boost alone could mean close to $100 million in unexpected revenue. Of course, Perks has been warning for weeks that the $774 million number that Mayor Rob Ford and his allies have …

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[19 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
A River Runs Through It

Himy Syed, once a mayoral candidate, asked, “How many cities have walked away from something like this and what the hell do they look like now?”

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[10 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Stop Ford’s Cuts

From LeftStreamed
Toronto — 10 September 2011.

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The idea is simple: Torontonians meet in the park and lay out a People’s Declaration – a clear set of demands to deliver to City Hall. Then we all show up at City Hall on September 26 and 27 to make sure that are these demands are met when council votes on the future of our city.
People across Toronto are mobilizing to save our city from Ford’s cuts. We’ve been part of marathon deputations, thousands of us have …

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