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Toronto should live with ice storm’s consequences

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Jan 29, 2014 - 2:39 PM |
Although I have lived in Northern Ontario most of my life, I have lived in Toronto on two occasions, most recently for more than a decade. Thus I have some affinity for the city of Toronto.

Having come from Helsinki at just shy of six years of age, I am probably a social democrat by DNA. Thus as a “northerner” I am sympathetic with the financial hardship caused by the ice storm, and would normally agree to financial help coming from around the province.

However, if I understood the news correctly over the past few days, there was a significant sum “saved” over the past years in the Toronto tree trimming budget.

I gather this is an example of the tax money “saved” for the people of Toronto by this “popular” mayor. Well, kiddies, my view is simple and clear. Torontonians wanted to “save tax money” as promised by Rob “the fool” Ford.

Forget the necessary maintenance required of a city the same as of your car or many other things in life.

Ergo, as as a northerner, and a citizen of the province, I am absolutely against financial help for Toronto. Collectively they let a twit and a fool lead and “save money,” and they should be able to live with the consequences.

E.T. Hermikari
Greater Sudbury

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