This morning, consultants hired by Mayor Ford and City Council to propose spending reductions recommended sweeping cuts to the Toronto Public Library that will limit access to our public library and set the stage for further outsourcing.  The Executive Committee of Council will discuss the consultant’s report on July 28th.

I have issued a news release in reaction to these destructive proposals.

If the consultant who came up with these ideas was the CEO of Tim Horton’s, he would be fired for closing outlets and reducing hours, measures that would cut into sales and profits.  If accepted, the measures proposed today will have a similarly negative impact on the Toronto Public Library.