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Miller Pushes For Feds To Pay For G20 Damage

Mayor David Miller is calling on the federal government to pay for the damage caused by the G20 summit.

Glass storefronts were smashed, banks were attacked and mailboxes were upturned on Toronto’s streets this past weekend.

Miller said on Monday that is unfair to expect businesses and workers to bear the financial burden of closing down for the international meeting.

But last month, the federal government said it wouldn’t reimburse Toronto property owners for protest-related damage during the summit.

Federal officials suggested people look to their insurer or any compensation.

Miller is arguing the G20 was Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s conference and it’s the government’s responsibility to compensate for damages.

With files from The Canadian Press.