Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Toronto’s most prolific parking enforcement officer is too busy issuing parking tickets to even talk to a reporter about how many parking tickets he issues.
- This is the least boring description of the way the City eliminates a budget shortfall ever written, probably. And there are charts, to boot.
- Former Mayor John Sewell wrote, in today’s Globe, that Toronto should consider de-amalgamating in order to spare itself the political consequences of a cultural divide between downtown and the suburbs, Exhibit A of which being Rob Ford. Meanwhile, over at Spacing, urban planner Ken Greenberg makes the opposite point.
- And over at the Post, a lawyer argues that the mandatory-minimum penalty that forced a judge to boot Rob Ford from office over $3,150 is totally reasonable. His argument is surprisingly convincing.