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Duly Quoted: Councillor Mike Del Grande

“I have left downtown and dashed to get my private jet and fly off to Rio in Brazil. They do not have an extradition agreement to force me to come back. I am going to wine and dine and have a great merry old time not thinking of City Hall for as long as I can…Assume I am not going to read your email.”

—Del Grande (Ward 39, Scarborough Agincourt), the City’s famously cantankerous budget chief, is on vacation this week. Above, an excerpt from his actual out-of-office bounce-back email, automatically delivered to anyone who sends an email to his official account.


  • Anonymous

    File under “things people who are supposed to represent our interests do that we couldn’t get away with at our jobs”

    • picard102

      Man, you must have a shitty job.

  • Chris

    Sounds like a guy who really enjoys the job he was elected (and is paid by taxpayers) to do…..

  • Anonymous

    He’s threatened to resign if he doesn’t get his way on the budget. Mike, might as well stay in Rio!

  • Anonymous

    I sincerely hope this is just Del Grande making a painfully unfunny, poorly timed, and tasteless joke.