Toronto skyline
Provincial funding cuts have forced the City of Toronto to make some hard choices about its budget shortfall. Budget Chief Gary Crawford believes in finding efficiencies, but City Councillor Shelley Carroll believes that new revenue tools are needed.
Ontario educators walking a picket line from the article Doug Ford’s standoff with Ontario teachers is escalating. What happens next?
OPINION: So far, the unions have been pretty smart about all this. But public opinion could still easily turn against them  
Toronto skyline with construction cranes from the article There's no way around it: cities need new taxation powers — now
OPINION: We may not agree that cities need more money. We should at least agree that they need different sources of money.  
before a live audience on an issue about which many people feel strongly in an age of increasing economic inequality.

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