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Jane Pitfield Caught Stealing From Spacing

It seems that Mayoral candidate Jane Pitfield has been caught borrowing ideas, without any credit, from the Spacing Votes web page. On her "blog" she "reports" that:

David Miller made a thin promise yesterday -- $28 million to Toronto's 13 distressed neighbourhoods, spread over four years. That works out to be just over $500,000 per neighbourhood per year -- a bit less than what the city's works department requested last winter to hire six new enforcement officers. In fact, the annual cost of Miller's new program adds up to just 0.1% of the city's total spending. This amounts to very little for at-risk youth. Municipal spending alone won't solve the problems for young people growing up in distressed neighbourhoods. These steps won't do much other than generate a few more summer jobs.

But wait a minute, that sounds a lot like what John Lorinc wrote for Spacing on Oct 6. See for yourself:


How else to explain the paper-thin promise he made yesterday -- $28 million to Toronto's 13 distressed neighbourhoods, spread over four years. Do the math, and that works out to be just over $500,000 per neighbourhood per year -- a bit less than what the city's works department requested last winter to hire six new enforcement officers. In fact, the annual cost of Miller's new program adds up to a princely 0.1% of the city's total spending.
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Municipal spending alone won't solve the problems for young people growing up in poor neighbourhoods, but it's hard to imagine that what Miller plans to ante up will do much other than generate a few more summer jobs.

After Spacing noticed, Pitfield's crew posted the credit "(Source: John Lorinc on Spacing.ca)", however this comes a week too late. Maybe Jane should steal a few paragrpahs from this website instead.

"Now, how about an apology?" (source for quote, David Topping, Torontoist.com)


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