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"I have met many residents who believe that they are unrepresented at City Hall.  Over the past seven months, I have walked throughout Ward 4 to ask my fellow residents: What are the key issues you wish your Councillor to focus on?"

- Stephen Thiele

Did You Know?

  • In the last three years, City Council increased your property taxes by 12.5% — 50% higher than the rate of inflation during the same time period.
  • City Council failed to protect residents with respect to the MFP computer lease, which has now cost Toronto over $100 million — $70 million more than originally expected.
  • The State of Michigan has indicated that it intends to refuse to accept Toronto’s municipal waste. Toronto sends approximately 130 trucks, hauling 4,000 tonnes of waste, to the United States per day.
  • City Council, on a motion by Ms. Gloria Luby, disregarded the recommendation of Etobicoke Community Council (ECC) and increased the height of a development at the corner of Royal York and Dundas, in Humber Valley Village.
    (Minutes of ECC, March 3, 2003; Minutes of City Council, April 14, 15, 16, 2003).
  • Toronto has 400 police officers less than it did in 1999.
  • NFPA 1710 requires a minimum of four firefighters per truck and that Toronto does not meet this standard.
  • During debate on the Union Station lease, Ms. Luby said: “My concern is not whether it’s a 50-year term or a 100-year term because, frankly, most of us will be dead in any event.” (Toronto Star, Friday, July 25, 2003, p. B2).

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