John Tory, Conflict of Interest and the BBTCA

By Sunday, November 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

On Friday, November 28, 2014, John Tory declared a conflict of interest over city matters dealing with the Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) recused himself from taking part in the Toronto Port Authority’s expansion plans.  As the Toronto Star and CTV report, Valerie Jepson, the integrity commissioner, advised that since his son, John Tory ...

That Was Then. This is Now

By Monday, November 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Globe and Mail, on November 19, 2014, published an article headlined Porter Airlines eager to work with ‘energized’ new Toronto council. The article quoted Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero and port authority executive Deborah Wilson.  It looks suspiciously like an attempt to build buzz and momentum towards a decision on the project that is ...

Tory Loses a Vote

By Tuesday, October 14, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The following is a letter sent by the highly accomplished Tamara Bernstein to mayoral candidate John Tory.  As the letter shows, Ms Bernstein, artistic director of Summer Music in the Garden, the free concerts at the Toronto Music Garden, draws her conclusion from experience.   Mr. Tory, you have lost my vote.   I was planning to vote for you ...

Coy John Tory

By Sunday, October 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

“John Tory: • Supports increasing the number of flights to 110 a day from approximately nine and the fixed link, but declares himself "lukewarm" on it. ’If the airport weren’t viable I wouldn’t spend one dime on it,’ he says.”   The paragraph comes from a NOW magazine article at the time of the 2003 election. David ...

He Can Run but He Can’t Hide

By Tuesday, September 16, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

Mayoral candidate John Tory refused to attend two debates: one on Monday, September 15, the other on Tuesday, September 16. Tory, whose skill set includes snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, dodged Monday’s debate organized by two groups, TTC Riders and the Ryerson Student Union who were furious at the candidate’s disrespect. Transit, the city’s ...