A Shocking Turn of Events

Kelly Grant and Anna Mehler Paperny for the Globe:

It’s one of Mr. Ford’s major pledges butting up against reality as the city tries to balance a challenging budget on a breakneck schedule that even City Manager Joe Pennachetti says is “rushed.” And while the mayor has promised no “major” service cuts, Mr. Pennachetti warned in an interview Tuesday that Torontonians should expect cuts in next week’s budget.

via Ford backs off campaign vow to hire more police officers – The Globe and Mail.

I believe that left-leaning councillors actually have him on the record saying ‘no service cuts’ as part of the first Executive Committee meeting.