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WATCH: Province not committing to ice storm relief timeline
But municipal affairs minister says Toronto won't be given any special treatment
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It's been two weeks since she's met with GTA mayors about ice storm clean up and the province's Municipal Affairs Minister says she still can't say when municipalities will get relief funding.

After speaking with Mississauga Mayor Hazel  McCallion yesterday, Linda Jeffrey didn't have concrete timeline for relief funding. She repeated the province will fast-track relief once all the paperwork is in place.  

Jeffrey notes municipalities are still racking up bills when it comes to ice storm clean up, so she can't commit to the March 1st deadline GTA mayors put in place to get disaster relief. She says it will al depend on municipalities getting the province the information it needs to see what costs could qualify for funding.

She underlines Toronto won't be getting funding before anyone else - all GTA municipalities will be considered together.

Ontario still has provincial disaster teams out in communities assessing how bad the damage is.

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It's been two weeks since she's met with GTA mayors about ice storm clean up and the province's Municipal Affairs Minister says she still can't say when municipalities will get relief funding.

After speaking with Mississauga Mayor Hazel  McCallion yesterday, Linda Jeffrey didn't have concrete timeline for relief funding. She repeated the province will fast-track relief once all the paperwork is in place.  

Jeffrey notes municipalities are still racking up bills when it comes to ice storm clean up, so she can't commit to the March 1st deadline GTA mayors put in place to get disaster relief. She says it will al depend on municipalities getting the province the information it needs to see what costs could qualify for funding.

She underlines Toronto won't be getting funding before anyone else - all GTA municipalities will be considered together.

Ontario still has provincial disaster teams out in communities assessing how bad the damage is.

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