July 21, 2024
TDSB wanted to spend big for top-end iPhones
These guys have champagne tastes on our beer budget.
These guys have champagne tastes on our beer budget.

Even as the Toronto District School Board was complaining about school funding changes, board officials were going ahead with a contract to spend more than $5 million buying new high-end iPhone handsets.

The contract proposal was only cancelled last Thursday.

That was after the school board had already talked about laying off teachers and warned that classes would have to be cut.

There was no money we were told.

Turns out Premier Doug Ford was right and the board could find savings elsewhere.

Let me be clear, the contract proposal I am about to describe could only happen in government.

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