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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

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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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/29/2014 01:57 PM
    The ice-storm is not a liberal pet project- that is why they are dragging their feet.
    The GTA mayors should have voiced their concerned to someone who really cares....
    Oh I forgot- they already tried- but the Premiere believes her gift-basket idea was the better solution.
    1. dama posted on 01/29/2014 03:54 PM
      @Karl Burgin Ya, and the Premier's priority is to give OPP almost 9% in raise..
      and be a mom to Justin Bieber..
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 01/29/2014 04:01 PM
      @dama Well, at least I gotta give the Liberals credit for consistency.
      First they gave us Premiere Dad with McQuinty.... who had the Mr. Rogers sweater and everything.
      Now they give us Premiere Mom with Wynne...who plays the role by talking/boring us to death.
  2. Frankie posted on 01/29/2014 05:08 PM
    Ford refused to call a state of emergency thereby saving the province millions. I hope the "crooks" at Queen's Park remember that while they get off their asses to provide relief.

    Wynne will probably tie this in to an election issue.
  3. john posted on 01/30/2014 01:26 PM
    funny how these assholes work ea .?

    thay steal tones of money out of u thay have no problum wasting money on crap we dont need or will never use . and yet when theirs is a need for that money and thay get all cheap in it . what a bunch of assholes .
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