$160,000 Worth of Good Vibes

torontoToronto Mayor David Miller recently initiated a series of cuts to city services, including delaying the opening of outdoor rinks until January. That meant our outdoor public skating rinks would be closed during the Christmas season. MasterCard has fixed that.

MasterCard is donating $160,000 to make sure city ice rinks open in December. They're not advertising at the rinks or anything like that, but they know they'll get their $160,000 worth and more. Every Toronto newspaper, radio station, television news show and blogger is telling this story today and it's custom made to give you the warm fuzzies for MasterCard just ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year.

Good on MasterCard. Hopefully more corporations will secure similar good vibes in the coming months while we wrestle with a $575-million shortfall at City Hall.

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Erwin Spehr

It is very recommendable that private corporations pitch in to
help out with the Cities shortfall.

But as long as City Hall can Budget $ 150 000 000.00 to control the odor at the Sewage Treatment Plant at Ashbridge Bay and the same amount of money, $ 150 000 000.00 for the Sewage Treatment Plant at Humber Bay,
we really don't have a crisis in Toronto.

The odor problems at both treatment Plants can be solved with a fraction of that money.

October 14, 2007 @ 1:32 PM

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