Jan 11

This week’s other battle

Natalie Alcoba:

The Toronto Police Services Board has put off making a decision on the force’s ever-expanding budget after Mayor Rob Ford’s allies questioned the cost of the second-most expensive agency in the city.

via Questions for police over budget | Posted Toronto | National Post.

The police want a 3% increase (which is essentially a flat budget), while the Ford administration is pushing for a 5% decrease. Good on the council members on the board — so far, anyway — for sticking to their guns and not making an exception for the police.