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Grocery Gift Cards Available Outside Toronto

Another $450,000 worth of grocery store cash cards will be made available starting Tuesday

Another $450,000 worth of grocery store cash cards will be made available starting Tuesday in communities outside Toronto that lost power during December's ice storm.

Premier Kathleen Wynne faced severe criticism after big crowds and a lack of information hampered the distribution of $842,600 worth of cash cards in Toronto last week.

The opposition parties complain Wynne and the Liberals were more interested in photo-ops in Toronto than in helping people in other communities who also lost electricity.

The cash cards are intended to replace food that spoiled when power went out after the pre-Christmas storm, and are supposed to go only to those who can't afford to replace their losses.

Some municipalities will use a new call-in system to distribute the cash cards, but others will use the in-person pickups that caused long lineups in Toronto last week.

They will be distributed in nine other regions starting Tuesday, including Hamilton and Wellington, the regions of Halton, Peel, Waterloo and York as well as Dufferin county.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/07/2014 09:56 AM
    At least I'll give her points for consistency and determination. If you have a failed gift card program in one city, try and try again.

    The only reason why I'm happy that she is doing this is so that people can see how our money is wasted. So come election in spring, this should bite her in the ass.
    Like really?!?!? She was only supposed to use $250,000 initially in Toronto- that budget got overblown. Now she's gunning for $450,000 for municipalities outside of Toronto. Given the Liberal track record, I wonder how much will that budget be over by- I shudder when thinking about it. Is this going to be 2014's gas plant equivalent?

    I only hope people remember this when they go to the polls.
    1. BJ posted on 01/07/2014 02:31 PM
      @Karl Burgin we'll remember what the alternative is so should be simple decision
  2. john posted on 01/07/2014 10:48 AM
    Karl Burgin dont count on it m8 . sadly the chances of that happening are the same as the leafs wining the cup .


    as for the card thing . they handled it badly . just like thay destroyed * cough * i mean run this province .
  3. Frankie posted on 01/07/2014 10:59 AM
    Steal a billion, give back a million and people will love you. Houdini couldn't come up with a magic trick as good as that.
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