Karen Stintz drops out of the mayoral race
From day one of the race it was a strong possibility; then it was a rumour, and now it’s a reality: Karen Stintz has become the first major candidate to drop out of the 2014 mayoral election. At a press conference held at city hall this morning, the veteran councillor and former TTC chair told reporters pretty much what they were expecting to hear. “I am disappointed that my vision and ideas did not gain the traction that I hoped,” she said. “This has impacted my financial ability to continue.” Stintz added that she won’t be using her new abundance of free time to run for reelection to her seat on city council.