KEESMAAT CALLS ON MAYOR TO 'COME CLEAN' ABOUT BILL 5

Sep 11, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat wants John Tory to ”come clean” about conversations he may have had with the premier about the size of city council.
”Will he release any and all text messages, emails, notebooks, direct messages, phone logs and other forms of communication between himself or his staff and Premier Ford, (former PC leader) Patrick Brown or their staff in the last year?”
Ford has contended Tory did have advanced knowledge of the plan to reduce the size of council and even hinted the mayor may have even given the province his endorsement.
Responding this afternoon, the mayor says the premier mentioned the plan to him one time during a meeting the two had at Queen’s Park and then didn’t say anything further until Ford called Tory one night before making the controversial announcement.
The mayor adds he’s always been open about his dealings with the premier.
”I am disappointed quite frankly that at a time when Toronto is facing a real challenge with this matter Ms. Keesmaat has chosen to insult me.  She has chosen to attack me as opposed to being on the team and saying it is all for one and one for all in terms of advancing the city’s interests.  She has put her own interest ahead of the city and that to me is extremely disappointing.”
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