Karen Stintz finds a new way to bug Rob Ford: shut down a subway-focused TTC subsidiary

Karen Stintz finds a new way to bug Rob Ford: shut down a subway-focused TTC subsidiary

(Image: Mike Beltzner) 

Now that she’s done booting the mayor’s allies off the TTC board, Karen Stintz wants to close a flailing shell corporation created to further Rob Ford’s subway scheme. Last year, Ford and Co. revived an inactive TTC subsidiary, renamed it Toronto Transit Infrastructure Ltd. and quickly burned through the $161,000 it had in the bank on legal fees, research and a salary for Ford’s Sheppard subway guru, Gordon Chong (who hasn’t been paid since July). The corporation had to beg the city to pay for a KPMG analysis it had commissioned and ask the mayor’s office to compensate Chong’s researcher—which made up a sizable chunk of Ford’s total expenses last year. At first glance, Stintz’s plan to kill the TTIL is another sign she’s through playing nice with the mayor. But isn’t she just following Ford’s playbook by thinking like a business owner and getting rid of the waste? Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »