Rob Ford’s meeting with Dalton McGuinty is a triumph, according to Rob Ford
Rob Ford is claiming victory after Dalton McGuinty pledged $12.5 million to help prevent gun violence across the province—including a guarantee that the current funding of $5 million a year for the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) would be permanent. After an hour-long meeting with McGuinty and Police Chief Bill Blair yesterday, Ford said, “There was no B.S….The Premier said he is going to continue funding TAVIS. That is exactly what I asked for and that is what I got.” Despite the mayor’s evident satisfaction, the Toronto Star pointed out that the province has reliably forked over cash for the program, which sends police into priority neighbourhoods, since 2006, and at least one NDP MPP wondered if the funding was ever really in danger. Moreover, Ford didn’t get the main item on his wish list, which was an additional $5 to $10 million for extra police officers. Still, the mayor is set to meet with Stephen Harper today—perhaps the tough-on-crime prime minister will be feeling generous. [Toronto Star]
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If the city has to spend money to fight crime, or worse, spend money to keep kids active, it would be a failure. Getting the province or the federal to spend their money would be better, though not spending any kind of money would be even better.
Garbage spoken/written W.K Lis. Not spending any money would be even better ? How ? There is no strategic thinking or planning on the side of the city. We just have a big bozo of a mayor who is reactive versus proactive and does not believe that he has to spend money to get the rewards and give the unemployed hope with more social programs. Policing is not the answere as Chief Blair say they have enough, lets get back to the basics- Social programs!!!!
This will be very complicated how will they be able to tell who was acllutay waiting for 15mins as opposed to a passenger who happened to arrive on the spot in one minute and join in with everyone else who has been waiting. This means hiring an extra staff or a few extra staff /machines to do the processing, which in the end it will cost GO double the amount than what they expected. What don’t try to keep a better track record, we know they’re trying, winter is horrible and all passengers know that they don’t intentionally keep passengers waiting for no reason, look at the T.T.C. will this be done to all the passengers also, this will just add to confusion, and higher expectations. I think the Hospital waiting rooms are bigger issues, sometimes patients don’t even know if they can go to the washrooms for fear of missing their turn and have to end up waiting again.
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