Maybe they should outsource the funeral and get GfL to do it. Like honestly as @pattycakes said, you can't even get a private one for $1,000 - and doesn't Doug know how much staffing, much less policing costs? He's been a councillor as far as I know.
The funny thing is, if one is going to allow a public memorial (which in this case is arguable, but let's suppose it is justifiable), you really shouldn't be nickle and dimeing that it cost 20K - because of its' public nature and quite frankly, it isn't all that much considering the amount of work required for these things.
Only the Ford family would quibble and mention the $1000. estimate. Doug's trying to make it sound like the Gravy Train was running through the rotunda for Rob's repose. They should have used Simple Alternative just like us common folk. Cardboard box, cremation, done.