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Two of Rob Ford’s most loyal, most fiscally conservative friends quarrel over money

Doug Ford and Denzil Minnan-Wong are having a bit of a tiff over whether or not Build Toronto executives should make lots of money or lots and lots of money. Last year, the city-owned real estate company paid out six-figure bonuses to its corporate brass on top of the six-figure salaries they already pull in. There have been grumblings about Build execs’ pay outs before, but the organization isn’t funded by taxpayer dollars so there’s no need to call the mayor on this one. Besides Councillor Ford says the big-time bonuses are the cost of doing business with some of the city’s best and brightest. Minnan-Wong, a fiscal conservative and dedicated member of Team Ford himself, however, isn’t convinced. He counters bringing in windfall profits by selling land for residential development in the current real estate climate isn’t exactly a challenging undertaking. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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