Duly Quoted: Frank Di Giorgio
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Duly Quoted: Frank Di Giorgio

“I would say if the funds are available, I will support [cutting the land transfer tax]…I might have some pool of funds somewhere that are hiding somewhere, I don’t know.”

—Councillor Di Giorgio (Ward 12, York South-Weston), who is now the City’s budget chief, said this to a group of reporters (including the Star‘s Paul Moloney) who were trying to find out whether the Ford administration, now beset by a cut to the City’s annual funding from the province, would consider backing off its longstanding promise to lower Toronto’s land transfer tax. Mayor Ford has suggested that he’d sooner make up the difference by cutting funding for social housing than budge on his commitment to keeping municipal taxes low.