McGuinty shoots down Ford's request for more than $350-million (Globe and Mail)
In justifying why it is okay for Ford to ask for provincial money, but not okay for Miller to do the same thing, Ford's press secretary said this (from the article): “There’s one fundamental difference,” Ms. Batra said. “The funding here was not needed to balance the (2011) budget.”
Not needed to balance the 2011 budget because Ford inherited a surplus from Miller! Find all the gravy you want in the TCHC, Ford, it's not going to save you from the $700 billion+ deficit that's around the corner.