Extra, Extra: Spadina Extension Cost Overrun, CBC Layoffs, and Another Apology by That One Councillor
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Extra, Extra: Spadina Extension Cost Overrun, CBC Layoffs, and Another Apology by That One Councillor

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  • York Region has agreed to pay an additional $60 million as its share of the Spadina extension cost overrun. The region is responsible for 40 per cent of the cost of the extension, which goes beyond Toronto’s borders. Councillors reluctantly agreed to pay the cost with a mix of development charges and a tax levy, but also wanted to figure out how to deliver infrastructure projects on time and on budget.
  • It’s a day that ends in ‘y’, which means it’s another anxious day for the country’s public broadcaster. The CBC announced layoffs of 244 employees across the country, including 30 in Ontario. So if you see a journalist today, which is becoming increasingly difficult, then it’s another Hug a Journalist Day.
  • City Council’s integrity commissioner issued a report saying that the former mayor will have to apologize for violating the council’s code of conduct with bigoted comments between 2012 and 2014. Will he mean the apology? How will he draw out the drama? Should we care about what the councillor for Ward 2 says at this point? No, no we should not.

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