Municipal ratepayers are tired of being regarded as bottomless wells of cash.
The culprits are not municipal councillors. With few exceptions, these people make every effort to keep property taxes at a reasonable level – after all, they pay their taxes, too. They are more aware than most of the pressures municipalities face to maintain infrastructure and services on a very strict budget, and they take their municipal responsibilities seriously.
One hears the word “accountability” a lot these days, usually in relation to political scandals. Heaven knows, there are enough of them.
The mayor of Toronto stands accused of being the accidental star of a cell phone video being shopped around by some drug dealers. It is said to show Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
Dope dealers are not the most dependable sources, and the video had not, as of press time, been examined to determine its