The local cleanup of tree damage after the recent ice storm is proving to be a long, slow, costly process. Should Guelph get help with the cost? Sure, if Toronto and other cities do. But emergency relief gets complicated when an emergency is spread over much of the province, as it was with the ice storm. Certainly in the rich city of Toronto it’s not easy to separate genuine need from politicking about the size of an election-year property tax increase. And it’s not as if the deficit-plagued province has cash to spare. The jury is still out on this issue.
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