Thursday, June 16, 2011

Who Pays for the Mayor's Phone? & Pignapping

Recently city council was thrown into a mild state of scandal due to the unexplained disappearance of Councillor Mike Del Grande's piggy bank. Councillor Del Grande is the City Budget chief. The brazen theft prompted this exchange at City Hall:

Councillor Adam Vaughan suggested this little piggy went to market.

I've been doing research for a soon-to-be-published-here history of Front and Bathurst, and have been scouring the archives of the Globe and the Star. It turns out there's a long history of our municipal leaders having trivial antics:

From the Dec 14, 1900 edition of the Daily Star


How many cattle do YOU think are in a herd of cattle?

And some things never change -- isn't it fascinating that 111 years later, who pays for the mayor's phone is still a raging topic of debate?