Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory

Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory

Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory:

TORONTO – Over-prepare much?

That appears to have been the case with Metrolinx communications staffers who, in the weeks before the release of documents about a controversial grant-giving program, feared reporters would somehow link the agency’s spending spree to John Tory in the years before he ran for mayor.

Documents obtained by the Toronto Sun through a freedom of information request show Metrolinx staff prepared a note for high-ranking government bureaucrats as they expected tough questions from reporters regarding a grant program which doled out $1.3 million over five years.

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