Mayor Ford plans to privatize some waste collection
Some recycling and litter contracts will be privatized as well
(Click to read updated story.)
Mayor Ford is looking to contract out some garbage contracts and avoid scenes like this from the summer 2009 garbage strike. Town Crier file photo.
The city has issued a notice it plans to start looking at contracting out garbage, litter and recycling in Toronto. A press conference a 12:30 today will provide more details and I will report back (click here to read that update.)
Here’s the full press release. Continue reading
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Mayoral hopeful attends Town Crier editorial board
Then announcing he’s quitting race hours later
(Written for To wn Crier Oct. 13. See UPDATE.)
Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi told the Town Crier’s editorial board today his campaign isn’t stumbling but picking up steam.
“I think the choice is clearer and clearer,” he said at the Oct. 13 session before he later announced he’d bow out of mayoral race.
Rocco Rossi at the Town Crier offices. Photo by Victor Aguilar/Town Crier.
With all the other candidates, save Joe Pantalone, having released their economic platforms, Rossi said that he’s riding high on the news that the Globe & Mail,Toronto Sun, National Post and Toronto Board of Trade have all said that so far his plan is the only one that adds up and is fiscally-responsible. His plan includes eliminating Toronto’s $3 billion in debt that costs the city $450 million in payments annually by selling off Toronto Hydro, the city’s a minority share in Enwave and some surplus land.
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Tagged campaign, economic, Ford, George, Joe, Kris Scheuer, Mayor, Pantalone, platform, polls, Rob, Rocco, Rossi, Smitherman, Town Crier