Vaughan councillor fails to read parking sign, commits “political suicide”

Vaughan councillor fails to read parking sign, commits “political suicide”

Tony Carella (Image: vaughan.ca) 

We don’t know if arrogance, absentmindedness or laziness was to blame when Vaughan councillor Tony Carella slipped his wife’s car into a handicapped parking spot outside Longo’s last month. The infraction might have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for a picture snapped by an astute shopper while Carella was pulling out of the space. “Carella should be ashamed of himself,” the amateur photojournalist told the Star. The councillor denies any nasty intent: “I have never knowingly parked in a handicapped spot. I might have done it, but never consciously.”

We wonder whether Adam Giambrone could have salvaged his mayoral bid if he’d used a similar defence.

Vaughan councillor admits to using handicapped space [Toronto Star]