Extra, Extra: Police Pay Excesses, TDSB Under Scrutiny, and a Tory-Mulcair Rendezvous

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Extra, Extra: Police Pay Excesses, TDSB Under Scrutiny, and a Tory-Mulcair Rendezvous

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  • More than half of Toronto Police Services employees bring home more than $100,000 in salary every year, according to new figures released by the Toronto Police Board. These new figures reflect the inclusion of overtime pay in total salary calculations—and apparently, those numbers really add up. The Star reports that a number of police service employees “earned more than 50 per cent of their base salary income in overtime.”
  • The Ontario government has ordered a massive review of the Toronto District School Board. Education Minister Liz Sandals announced today that former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall will chair a seven-member panel to direct public consultations on improving TDSB governance, hoping to ultimately “help restore public confidence in the board.” The recommendation comes on the heels of a government-appointed consultant’s report released in January, which documented poor governance and internal distrust within the board.
  • Mayor John Tory was pleased with the outcome of a meeting today with federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. In particular, the mayor expressed his admiration for Mulcair’s declaration yesterday that Toronto is the most important city in Canada—which is, to be fair, a very stereotypically Torontonian reaction, but nonetheless one worth noting.

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