The latest in The Star's propaganda campaign for a 'New Deal for Cities':
TheStar.com - Grown-up city ready to borrow family car
The analogy is a weak one. Let's not forget that the city's power to raise the commerical and industrial mill rate (i.e. property taxes) was taken away for a good reason: the rates were too high. Not only that, they still are.
It's troubling - although not surprising- that The Star is suggesting that the lifting of this restriction be the first 'installment' of the new powers for the city. This is akin to suggesting that a bottle of Jack Daniels be the first gift for a recovering alcoholic.