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Toronto's Executive Committee rejects 13% pay hike
Instead, Councillors and the Mayor will get a cost of living increase...
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There won't be a huge bonus for incoming councillors after this fall's municipal election.

Toronto's executive committee has voted down a proposed 12.9% hike in pay for Councillors and the Mayor.

They did vote to keep giving 'cost of living' increases, which work out to about 2 or 3% a year.

The matter will now go to general council in May.

The Executive Committee also debated councillors' expenses, in particular travel expenses. 

Some Councillors came under fire for spending tens of thousands of dollars on trips including $60,000 to send 19 councillors to B.C. for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference.

The committee voted in a number of motions to make travel expenses more transparent. 

The Executive Committee was to also debate voter recall legislation that would have allowed taxpayers to recall their councillor if they could get a petition signed by 50% of the voters in that councillor's ward.  That motion was deferred indefinitely.

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There won't be a huge bonus for incoming councillors after this fall's municipal election.

Toronto's executive committee has voted down a proposed 12.9% hike in pay for Councillors and the Mayor.

They did vote to keep giving 'cost of living' increases, which work out to about 2 or 3% a year.

The matter will now go to general council in May.

The Executive Committee also debated councillors' expenses, in particular travel expenses. 

Some Councillors came under fire for spending tens of thousands of dollars on trips including $60,000 to send 19 councillors to B.C. for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference.

The committee voted in a number of motions to make travel expenses more transparent. 

The Executive Committee was to also debate voter recall legislation that would have allowed taxpayers to recall their councillor if they could get a petition signed by 50% of the voters in that councillor's ward.  That motion was deferred indefinitely.

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