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Millionaires Doug and Rob Ford are “dead against” city councillors getting any kind of pay increase

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Doug Ford says he and the mayor won’t be accepting a pay raise in 2012, ostensibly an act of selfless devotion to protecting the public purse—or, you know, another self-promotional stunt by a wealthy businessman. Technically, the minor pay hike is actually a cost-of-living increase, but Doug told the Toronto Sun he couldn’t wait to see which of his colleagues rides the gravy train all the same. Of course, Ford already donates his salary to charity (a solid gesture, no doubt). But we still find it a little rich for a pair of millionaires to be taking a stand over what’s essentially pennies to them. Read the entire story [Toronto Sun] »