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Duly Quoted: Karen Stintz, on Mayor Ford’s Lewd Remarks

Mayoral candidate Karen Stintz responds to news of sexually inappropriate comments made about her by Mayor Rob Ford.

“If Rob Ford was truly sorry, he would have apologized to me last night. And I’m not interested in an empty apology—we’ve heard too many of those. Rob Ford needs to get help.”

-Mayoral candidate Karen Stintz, reacting to sexual comments made about her by the mayor in a recording released yesterday by the Toronto Sun. In the recording, made at a Royal York Road bar on April 28, a clearly intoxicated Ford makes misogynistic, homophobic, and racist remarks—and refers to wanting to “jam” his political colleague. Stintz spoke of being “shocked and embarrassed” by the mayor’s comments, and emphasized that “there is no place in this city for sexism or homophobia, especially in the mayor’s office.” She did not, though, call for his resignation.


  • SonuvaScrimbro

    Any man with a wife, daughter, girlfriend or mother who still stands by Rob Ford after what he said about Stintz is not a real man. There. I’ve said it.

    We can talk about her policies, or her political decisions, or her personal qualities as they’re relevant to a mayor’s position. But that kind of talk from Ford is not about sex — it’s about exerting his power over her, and drunk or not it shows his true colours: a man who sees women as threats, or as things that must be dominated to show everyone else who’s boss.

  • Sonny Yeung

    The Fordites are still sympathetic to this guy. Chow just gave her speech & Q & A and the right wing talk radio were critical of her approach. If we are going to have male talking heads all the time what policies will be disgust. I predict 30 days will not be enough for him to rehab and he should resign. How much jam does he have?

    • TheSotSays

      I can promise you any so-called policies that The Iron Chow might come up with will be “disgust.”

      And tax plundering disgust at that.

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  • Notcleverguy

    Ford is a pig, and no amount of drug and alcohol rehab will stop him from being a pig, it’s what he is.

    • TheSotSays

      Unfortunately the NDP blew away its greatest opportunity by trying to run a tax plundering, double dipping turkey to replace him.

  • bobloblawbloblawblah

    It’s funny how these remarks come on the heels of another infamous recording, that of Donald Sterling and his scurrilous remarks and attitudes. Ford’s aren’t much different — he’s revealed what many of us have long suspected: he’s a bigot, homophobe and misogynist. The Ford Nation experiment got tired a long time ago. So did the idea that the Mayor can do and say whatever he pleases as long as he keeps taxes low. Government is about much more than just tax cuts – we expect those in charge to conduct themselves as professionals and to bring energy and ideas to the complex problems that our city faces. Ford has been an abject failure in this regard and many others. No amount of rehab will adjust his thinking. He’s unsuited to be in charge of a diverse multicultural city. He needs to resign.

  • hamish

    Just look at the Executive Committee – it’s almost a full third of Council, as is the # of women Councillors, and yet no women on this Committee. This must also reflect on all of Council too, and the media, liberal or not, not just the Fords….