Is Rob Ford willing to, gulp, compromise on the TCHC fire sale proposal?
Rob Ford usually regards compromise with the same sense of scorn he reserves for cyclists, public sector unions and above-grade public transit. But following last week’s defeat at council, the mayor looks like he may be singing a new tune. Or at least, he appears to be contemplating a compromise position on the issue of public housing. While Ford previously pushed a plan to sell nearly 700 Toronto Community Housing single-family homes, centrist councillor Ana Bailão says the mayor—along with a majority of councillors—now supports her proposal to create a task force to look for alternatives to selling off the public properties. Perhaps Ford has realized the housing problem is a complex one, and thinking things through might actually be a good idea. Or perhaps he’s trying to appease centrists like Bailão given that they now hold the balance of power at council. Regardless, this should be an interesting story to follow: as OpenFile already pointed out, the last person who thought she could reach a compromise with the mayor was Karen Stintz. We all know how that ended. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »