Kathleen Wynne sends Rob Ford her “best wishes”

- June 14th, 2012

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Mayor Rob Ford got a “Wynne” Wednesday when Municipal Affairs Minister Kathleen Wynne agreed to give her consent to the city’s sale of 65 TCHC homes (story here).

Ford celebrated the Wynne-win with a two sentence statement thanking the Premier (and not Wynne) for getting the green light to sell the Toronto Community Housing Corp. houses worth an estimated $24 million.

“I’d like to thank the Premier for his quick action on this issue.  I look forward to receiving the Minister’s letter so we can move forward to make critical repairs that will improve the lives of hundreds of families in TCHC buildings.”

The Sun snagged a copy of the minister’s letter sent to the mayor’s office (see photo above) confirming she is granting ministerial consent to sell the homes.

In her official letter to the mayor, Wynne repeats she had wanted to see council deal with the special working group’s recommendations on housing before making the decision to sell the 65 properties. But Wynne states she’ll respect the will of council.

“Thank you for bringing your concerns to the attention of the government,” Wynne writes to Ford. “Please accept my best wishes.”

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2 comments

  1. Wilma de Bruyn says:

    Sometimes one really wonders how some individual’s receive these high “Ministerial” positions? It appears, it’s certainly not by “qualifications”…..and then again one wonders if the Federal, Provincial,
    and Muncipal decisions are based on the inner child mentality or for the “betterment of the public for all concerned”? One sometimes ends up just shaking their head of the waste each level of government and it appears it is not for the betterment of the taxpaying public. One wonders if taxes continually rise, simply because of “scandals” and “self-serving” interest for the betterment of the individual in office. As an example of one individual flying around the world to “Open Ontario”, and ending up opening nothing at all.

  2. Chandra says:

    Yes, Disaster Miller is the party you are referring to Wilma!

    Wynn is one hell of a lady.

    Governments waste and then they defend themselves in the process just like the thieves do! No level of government or party is immune from thievery!

    Irony of it is that we can’t do a damn thing to protect the public from such acts of vandalism of tax payers money.

    We all know about our city hall. What a bunch of fools. They now want to raise more money thru another layer of taxation. McCallion and that business case looney at city hall are leading the charge!

    Somehow none of these (******) I can’t say the kind words they deserve, say let us give up something to pay for something that we need more. Let us save some money by putting it aside and then pay for what we want. They just keep building castles one on top of the other!

    It is the age of instant self gratification which has created that bubble. I don’t know how these politicians sleep at night. Toronto and Greece what is the difference?

    I can’t believe it! What goes on here is crazy.

    I feel sorry for using harsh words but what else can one say? They deserve it!

    It was a democrat who said those famous words,” Ask not what your country can do for you…”

    Politicians need a kick in the a, if you ask me.

    There is utter lack of leadership.

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