The Star "Flush Ottawa Spurns Toronto"
Only one problem here, Les.
Constitutionally, to the Federal Government, towns and cities don't exist.
They're the sole responsibility of the Provinces. Toronto is a child of Ontario.
Of course, when Paul Martin was on his National Spending Tour he made all kinds of promises and Jean Chretien announced a national infrastructure plan that everyone thought meant new roads and transit, etc. but was really just to feed his friends.
All the Feds really CAN do legally is transfer funds to the province which can then decide whether to give it to Toronto, North Bay or a Cricket Club.
pssst - let your friend David Miller know...