Duly Quoted: Mike Del Grande
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Duly Quoted: Mike Del Grande

“There’s no joy in trying to provide strong medicine to keep us on the straight and narrow.”

—A very tired-sounding Mike Del Grande (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt), Toronto’s beleaguered budget chief, in an interview with the National Post. Del Grande has been doing a round of end-of-year interviews in which his exhaustion in the face of a daunting workload and fractious debates about the City’s budget is clearly showing—he’s told several outlets he might step down as budget chief once the 2012 budget is passed.