Critics slam treat during cash woes
Toronto councillors who talked about using taxpayers’ money to treat themselves to a nice Christmas lunch should be ashamed of themselves, fellow council members said yesterday.
All four of Toronto’s community councils have so-called hospitality budgets for coffee and cookies and such at their monthly meetings.
It’s become a tradition for North York community councillors to use any unspent money in the budget to take themselves and select city bureaucrats out for a holiday lunch. At Tuesday’s meeting, councillors spent a few seconds approving a Christmas lunch.
Coming on the heels of the city slapping taxpayers with $175 million in new taxes, the idea of North York councillors using taxpayer money was met with harsh criticism.