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Library board will reject radical cuts, vice-chair says. (Toronto Sun, 10/28/2011)
Excerpt: The vice-chair of the library board says the board will reject the most controversial of the cost-cutting and money-making ideas contained in a new report from the city’s chief librarian.
In the report, city librarian Jane Pyper assesses more than 20 suggestions sent to her from individual board members. Many of them are eyebrow-raising. They include closing 38 of 98 branches, selling library properties, selling advertising, eliminating all computers and reducing the size of branches.
Vice-chair Mike Foderick said more than half of the suggestions were sent to Pyper by one civilian board member whose “very strong views” differ from those of the other 12 members. (Perhaps a Rob Ford appointment?)
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