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QUOTED: Janet Davis on the addictive properties of selling ads


Like [the] cocaine of revenues.

—Ward 31 councillor Janet Davis, slamming the Toronto Public Library’s recent decision to slap advertisements on the backs of due-date reminders as a way to make a little extra cash. Davis explained that “because of the capacity, you want more and it keeps on growing,” meaning, we guess, that the seemingly unlimited space for advertisements allows revenue-hungry folks to cram them anywhere they can fit. Just like cocaine! The Post reports that Davis “later backtracked, saying that choice of words may not have been appropriate.” To be honest, we think we don’t hear these kinds of similes enough. We’d love to hear Karen Stintz say that a fare increase could be like ecstasy for the TTC, or Doug Ford claim that private sector investment could be like speed for waterfront development. [National Post]

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