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Secession Talk Heard

Scarboro to Share Cost of Subway Appeal

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Although it was used in jest, the word secession was heard in Scarboro’s council chamber last night as council discussed carrying to the Ontario Appeal Court the opposition it shares with some other suburbs to the Bloor subway. Sharing of the legal costs with New Toronto, Mimico, Long Branch and Etobicoke received approval.

Referring to the charge that this opposition would undermine the structure of Metro government, Councillor L.M. Freeman said it would be a good thing if Metro did break up.

“We didn’t seek to annex Toronto”, he said, “and they did not seek to annex us for our own good.”

Reeve Campbell said North York, Scarboro and Etobicoke were carrying more of the load in metro than was Toronto, but the major capital expenditures were being made in Toronto.

The new city hall design which shows an eye pointing upward should perhaps show an ear toward the east, said Councillor Charles Fassel…