Wellesley Institute backgrounder: Toronto’s 2008 operating budget: Balanced, but at what cost? January 29, 2008 The headlines all proclaim the news that the City of Toronto has released a draft 2008 operating budget that is fully balanced with only a modest tax increase for home owners.
Archives for January 2008
Most people are looking with great anxiety at the economic downturn south of the border and wondering if Toronto, Ontario and Canada will be dragged down as well.
The federal government has convened a national homelessness consultation today and tomorrow in Ottawa that has brought together about 100 leading experts from across the country (homeless service providers, agencies, advocates, academic experts, government officials). About the only person missing is the federal homelessness minister, Monte Solberg, who sent a video instead of appearing in […]
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released its latest Quality of Life report on deteriorating housing and homelessness conditions in major Canadian cities.
The new year is a time for resolutions. When it comes to urban health, Toronto’s pioneering Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Charles Hastings, laid down a strong challenge almost nine decades ago. In December of 1918, Dr. Hastings was elevated to President of the American Public Health Association. It was not only a great honour, but well-deserved recognition […]