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Hundreds cram Toronto city hall for budget hearing

Proposed cuts continue to draw fire

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Hundreds were expected to gather Thursday to speak out against proposed municipal budget cuts in Toronto. More than 280 people had registered to address city council about the controversial measures, which may include cutting police staff, closing libraries and slashing transit services. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford invited the public to air their thoughts about the proposals earlier this week. Toronto’s budget debate has already taken a few odd turns. The mayor’s brother publicly called out novelist Margaret Atwood, a library supporter, at a press conference this week. The Mayor himself was earlier accused of extending his middle digit at a fellow motorist. Thursday’s debate was expected to stretch into the night and possibly beyond.

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