Karen Stintz praises and supports Rob Ford, who responds by calling her a backstabber
Even if he wanted to, it looks like Rob Ford won’t be able to can Karen Stintz as chair of the TTC, and—perhaps fittingly—it’s essentially his own fault. The Toronto Sun points out that Ford and his colleagues approved changes last year that mean only city council can now fire Stintz. And if Wednesday’s vote is any indication, council is satisfied with the job Stintz is doing. Ford, on the other hand, feels that Stintz betrayed him and claims, “She stabbed me in the back.” Despite the mayor’s choice words, the TTC chair refuses to speak ill of Ford, insisting she has no intention of running against him in the future while denying that the defeat she handed him is tantamount to a non-confidence vote. In other words, she’s displaying a level of political skill and personal grace that has been absent at city hall under the current administration. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »
3 thoughts on “Karen Stintz praises and supports Rob Ford, who responds by calling her a backstabber”
Whether or not you agree with Ford, the bottom line is that she is a back stabber. Nothing particularly wrong with that in that some people deserve to be stabbed in the back…hehe.. that said, those who think the mayor is losing support over this will probably be in for a bit of a shock. The latest polls show that his support across the city is at about 50%. Factor in the building disruption from LRT lines in the suburbs that suburbanites have overwhelming said they don’t want, and it looks like 2014 will be his year again.
Back stabber? She stood up for her constituents. That’s what she was elected to do. She wasn’t elected to go forth as one of Fraud’s minion and do his evil bidding.
It’s worrisome when a loyalty litmus test is applied for hyperpartisan purposes that goes against what the public interest is. Nick Kouvalis is the instigator of this Julius Caesar type winner takes all mentality. Screw the people of Toronto and what they need as long as each Councillor kisses Ford’s ring and passes the test. We all want subways. But unless a subway fairy flies in and waves a wand, it’s sucking and blowing at the same time to demand only the most expensive thing on the menu but refusing to compromise on how money can be raised. If Ford brothers are so gung ho in the private sector, why is their silver spoon family business not doing well enough to pony up the whole bill? Or strategize and lobby the Queen’s Park and Ottawa to address the fact that Toronto transit gets the least public subsidy from govt? Kouvalis and the Fords are nothing but thugs with no brains who only know how to use loyalty and revenge to bully their way around. The only good thing here is democracy and common sense do come through at times despite this.
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