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Shawn Jeffords | Political Bureau Chief

A key city committee has narrowly voted to contract out trash collection in Scarborough, setting the stage for a major battle at city council over privatizing the service. more

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The Liberal government’s cap-and-trade plan will not “significantly” lower emissions in the province by 2020, Bonnie Lysyk says, calling their forecasts “unrealistic.” more

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Is it time to trash Toronto’s public garbage collection in favour of privatizing service? Councillor Jaye Robinson said she’ll ask Toronto’s waste management officials to investigate how to contract out trash collection on the east side of the city. more

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The city wants business owners to butt out cigarette litter around their shops. New rules requiring business owners to pick up cigarette butts outside their establishments took a step closer to reality Wednesday. more

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