Ottawa’s new funding for cities is just a good start, John Tory says

Ottawa’s funding pledge for Canada’s cash-strapped cities is a good start but a “lot more” aid will be needed to help municipalities hit hard by the pandemic fallout, Mayor John Tory says.Speaking ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official announcement of the funding Monday morning, Tory noted that it is not new cash, just an advance on previously promised gas tax revenues.“We

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Doug Ford backs reopening Ontario by region which means infection-heavy GTA may have to wait

In a significant U-turn, Premier Doug Ford now says Ontario will forge ahead with a regional approach to reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.A mere 24 hours after the premier said “we just have to be cautious,” he announced Friday the province would move region by region for the next stage of opening businesses and services in the weeks ahead.

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