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QUOTED: Karen Stintz on Rob Ford’s performance during the ice storm

(Image: Mike Belzner)
(Image: Mike Belzner)

“During the week of the storm, we didn’t benefit from having a strong mayor, which we should have had in that kind of situation. The reality is we had [deputy mayor] Norm Kelly, we had the Premier, and we had the mayor and it wasn’t clear who was in charge at any given point in time.”

—TTC chair and mayoral hopeful Karen Stintz, speaking to reporters about Rob Ford’s crisis-management technique. It’s true that Ford’s response to December’s crippling ice storm was pretty weak—he didn’t provide much in the way of leadership, nor did he step out of the way. That said, no one else really emerged as a strong leader, either. Stintz is presumably hoping that voters will trust her to handle similar situations differently. She’s expected to begin her run for mayor at some point in the next few months.

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