Posts Filed Under: “mike del grande”
With the news the former budget chief won't be seeking re-election, a look back at his career through quotes.
Every Sunday, Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Doug, host The City, a two-hour talk show on Newstalk 1010. We listen so you don't have to.
The outgoing budget chief on Mayor Rob Ford.
The Ford party line has it that taking on debt to pay for Toronto's new streetcar fleet is a bad idea. But there are plenty of reasons why that's not true.
Library board passes budget request with a 0.4 per cent increase over 2012.
Executive Committee decision to continue funding Riverdale Farm reveals a growing ideological divide among its members.
In Mayor Rob Ford's Toronto, the fact that "one-time savings" happen annually is an inconvenient truth.
Happy Friday to you all. And remember, there's nothing shameful about a nap, as long as it's capped at three hours. Okay: Mike Del Grande wants to put hefty city staff salaries on ice; the mushy middle turn mighty, and have a meeting; James Pasternak proposes a North York Relief Line; and Queensway sex store gets under some people's skin.
“I don’t think the city will go unscathed, I don’t think any city is going to go unscathed.”
“ The nation is not supposed to be in the bedrooms of the people. But then when you come out of the bedroom and you have children, why is it the state’s responsibility to look after your children?”
"There’s no joy in trying to provide strong medicine to keep us on the straight and narrow."
Nominated for: running interference for a politically unhinged agenda.
"They are an excellent resource tool for people to acclimatize themselves to the city of Toronto...to learn English as a second language, for example. It goes a long way to helping them integrate into our city."
What you need to know if you want to share your thoughts on the City's finances with the Budget Committee.
"The media have a responsibility to act with integrity and professionalism... I’d say the CBC and the Toronto Star in particular have lost their journalistic compass."
"I think if one is politically astute, when one is asking maybe for other things in the future, that you’d want to be on more friendly terms with the province."