Rob Ford upset Premier Kathleen Wynne will meet with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, says he can save city ‘$50-million, easy’

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As his brother took on the voice of business in the city, Mayor Rob Ford vowed to find $50-million in budget cuts and took a shot at a meeting between the deputy mayor and the premier, suggesting it should take place with him, “the elected Mayor of Toronto.”

That all happened on Monday, when Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly announced their first tete-a-tete since city council stripped the mayor of many of his powers and transferred them to his deputy. The meeting is to take place at Queen’s Park at noon on Tuesday, and will cover a wide range of issues, including “Christmas list” wishes from the municipality for funding.

Mayor Ford responded by firing off a letter to Premier Wynne, saying it would be “most appropriate” for her to meet “with the elected Mayor of Toronto” on matters that affect the city. “As the elected representative of Toronto residents and chief executive officer of the city of Toronto, I believe it is important that we maintain an open dialogue,” he said. He offered to meet with her immediately after he launches his toy drive at city hall Tuesday, or at any other convenient time.

In an emailed response, the premier’s office did not rule out the possibility of meeting with Mayor Ford, just not on Tuesday. “Tomorrow Premier Wynne is meeting with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, who is representing Toronto city council, to touch base on how work is progressing at city hall. It is the Premier’s priority that Toronto city council continues to function and that the province and the city continue their strong working relationship to the benefit of the residents of Toronto.”

The squabble came on the same day Councillor Doug Ford took on the president of the city’s board of trade, who last month called on the mayor to take a leave of absence. At a meeting of the budget committee, Toronto Region Board of Trade president Carol Wilding expressed general support for the $9.6-billion operating budget, but also had a word of caution about taking on debt for the Scarborough subway and the growing police budget. Councillor Ford told Ms. Wilding that “90%” of her membership agree with the Ford fiscal agenda.

“Carol Wilding doesn’t see eye to eye with the mayor from day one. She doesn’t represent, she may be the president, the average member of the board of trade,” he said to reporters.

“Councillor Ford can say what he’d like to say,” Ms. Wilding responded. “What I can tell you is that we poll our members on a regular basis, I meet with our members on a very regular basis.. So I feel we’re very much in touch with our members and their issues.”

Ms. Wilding said the board stands by its earlier statement on the mayor’s stepping down, but preferred to focus her comments on the budget, which drew dozens upon dozens of people to city hall on Monday. Speakers called on the city to invest more in student nutrition programs, libraries and subsidized daycare, among other areas.

Mayor Ford, however, is intent on cutting further, in order to shave the proposed property tax increase to 1.75% from 2.5%. He told reporters he planned to present a stack of proposals that save “$50-million, easy” but did not provide details. “You’re going to see the old Rob Ford back in action, saving taxpayers money,” he said.

As for the meeting between the deputy mayor and the premier, Councillor Ford dismissed it as “two unelected leaders meeting with each other.” Deputy Mayor Kelly pointed out that both he and Ms. Wynne were elected by their constituents.


Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

Kathleen Wynne is more conservative, radical and a danger to society than Rob

Kathleen Wynne is a supporter of the cult like cartel of secretive private
corporations who rake in a Billion Dollars a year in Taxpayer money in one of
the greatest abuses of power called "Child Protection".

This criminal cartel operates by habitually fabricating evidence that makes some
of their employees worthy of the "Dangerous Offender" labels and who present
such danger to society that they should be sent to jail for very long periods.

Kathleen Wynne supports is a well known support of extreme feminist causes and
those who have a pathological hatred of men. As a result, of yet another Liberal
leader who supports the Criminal Cartel of Ontario Child Protection, Ontario
continues to have its legal system and legal aid overwhelmed with litigation and
destroyed lives of parents and children.

Spare a thought for the parents and children who are victims of the Ontario
Gestapo who operate thanks to the support of Kathleen Wynne.

Typical of the "Child Protection Workers" who fabricate evidence is Phillip Hilt-Laforge who fabricates evidence to support feminist ideals that are in turn promoted by Kathleen Wynne.

When workers like Phillip Hitlz-Laforge aka Phil Hiltz-Laforge of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, fabricates evidence they create a trail of incredible destruction that costs Ontario taxpayers billions of dollars.

(if you have been a victim of fabrication of evidence by Phillip Hiltz-Laforge or have information about him, please call 613 797-3237.

Criminals like Phil Hiltz-Laforge fabricate evidence for "funding" for their "own jobs" and, for politically correct feminist fairy tales that are supported by Kathleen Wynne who turns her guns on Rob Ford rather than Ontario's most dangerous criminals, the corrupt Child Protection Child Abusers who are part of the Criminal Cartel called "The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario".