“This is no way to run a city. The mayor has to work with City Council. The law says City Council, not the mayor, is supreme. And don’t believe the bluster about his mandate from the people – most voted for him as a reaction to the ways of the former council, not because they supported every last detail in his platform that he follows only when convenient.”
—Senator Art Eggleton, a former mayor of Toronto, using an editorial in the Globe to criticize Mayor Rob Ford for his treatment of Gary Webster, the TTC chief general manager, who was fired last week after publicly disagreeing with Ford over plans for the future of higher-order public transit in Toronto. This makes Eggleton the second former Toronto mayor to publicly lambaste Ford for his high-handedness. The other, naturally, was David Miller.