Unnecessarily strict rules for employing paid duty police officers are costing Toronto taxpayers as much as $2 million each year, a city audit has found.
The official findings won’t be released for weeks, but a draft copy obtained by the Star recommends reviewing some “debatable” permit criteria, particularly for road work.
At a community meeting last month, Councillor Pam McConnell — a stalwart of council’s left — was all excited about this report by the auditor general. It’s one of those programs that I think everyone can agree is ridiculous. Hopefully someone makes a motion to restructure this program, and council will actually get a chance to agree on something for once.