Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Self-proclaimed fiscal conservative Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) has done the fiscally responsible thing and left taxpayers to pick up the $25,000 tab for renovations he made to his office space. Mammoliti claims the clerk’s office suggested that a new office be prepared for him, that doing so would not violate any policies, and that the costs would be covered; according to the Star, City spokesperson Wynna Brown has “challenged this account.”
- The Ottawa Citizen hasn’t just reported the words of federal politicians—it has also dutifully counted them. Adding up the number of words used by Conservatives during post-question period scrums ended up being a less onerous task than in previous years—Tories made fewer scrum appearances in 2013, and when they did appear, talked less: the Conservative caucus as a whole has gone on record with an average of only 482 words in daily scrums.
- Want to the see the actual fire hydrant that stalled traffic in downtown Toronto this morning after it insisted on falling over and gushing water after being hit by a car? Well, here is a video of that fire hydrant. It doesn’t show the moment of impact, but there’s something compelling about the sight of all that water cascading onto King and Jarvis.