Posts Tagged ‘Liberals

Welcome back, Milczyn

- August 3rd, 2013

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Councillor Peter Milczyn lost his bid Thursday night to be the next MPP for the Liberals in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday beat Milczyn in the byelection so he’ll be heading to Queen’s Park for the Progressive Conservatives while Milczyn will be coming back to City Hall.

On Friday morning, Councillor John Parker (a former PC MPP) had a little fun by posting this note on Milczyn’s City Hall office door.

“Welcome back, Peter,” Parker wrote on the signed note. “All is forgiven.”

And that’s City Hall getting back to normal – or as close as it ever gets.

 

Mayor Rob Ford swings at the provincial Liberals

- August 1st, 2013

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As voters go to the polls in Scarborough-Guildwood and Etobicoke-Lakeshore Thursday (along with three other ridings across the province) here’s a rundown of some of the shots Mayor Rob Ford fired at the governing Liberals during the summer byelection campaign:

 

 ”If you don’t want to vote Conservative, vote NDP. We cannot reward these Liberals with this corrupt behaviour, enough is enough. Hopefully (Thursday) we’ll send a message one way or another.” 

- Rob Ford on Wednesday in Etobicoke

 

“They deserve to lose and the people have seen this.” 

- Rob Ford on Wednesday in Etobicoke

 

“If you say you want to go and vote Liberal, you’re basically just giving a bank robber another gun and saying go rob another bank.”

- Rob Ford on Tuesday in Scarborough at PC candidate Ken Kirupa’s campaign HQ

 

“It’s unbelievable how desperate these Liberals are getting, saying they are subway champions. I’ll tell you one thing, Rob Ford and Doug Ford, my brother, obviously we’re the subway champions. Tim Hudak, Ken Kirupa are the subway champions.”

- Rob Ford on Tuesday  in Scarborough at PC candidate Ken Kirupa’s campaign HQ

 

“They are at the table and discussions are ongoing – we are moving in the right direction. I look forward to meeting with the federal and provincial ministers to discuss how to move forward together, and get this subway built. I am fully confident that we can bring all three levels of government together, to deliver this vital project to the residents of Scarborough.” 

- Rob Ford statement on July 18 after the Liberals announced $1.4 billion for the Scarborough subway (OK, this isn’t really a “shot” at the Liberals but it’s an interesting contrast to his verbal statements)

 

“I don’t support a government that just blows millions of billions of dollars. That’s it.”

- Rob Ford at Doug Holyday’s campaign HQ opening on July 8, 2013

 

“I know (Holyday) will go up there and keep them honest. That’s not an honest government we have at Queen’s Park.”

- Rob Ford at Doug Holyday’s campaign HQ opening on July 8, 2013

Mayor Rob Ford on Dalton McGuinty

- October 15th, 2012

“I would like to thank Mr. McGuinty for his service as Premier of Ontario. While we had different political views on some issues, Mr. McGuinty and I always had a very good working relationship as Mayor and Premier.  I wish him well and look forward to working closely with the next Premier of Ontario to advance the interests of the people of Toronto.”

- Mayor Rob Ford’s statement (released by his office Monday night) on the resignation of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

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“I sort of saw this coming … The Liberals, the Liberal government, are up to their eyeballs in scandals right now and I think he did the right thing, he’s the skipper of the ship and you know the ship is sinking – he’s got to tell the crew that is it.”

- Mayor Rob Ford speaking about McGuinty’s resignation Monday night on AM640′s The Arlene Bynon Show

Quote of the Day: Mayor Rob Ford on the province driving over OneCity

- July 4th, 2012

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“If you’re in the province you had David Miller’s plan and then you had obviously my plan that came through and then you had council that revised or dismissed my plan and made up their own plan on the fly and then they came up with a fourth plan. If you’re the province, you’re going to say ‘Enough is enough,’ and I think that’s what they said. You know, next month they’re going to come up with another plan? I don’t blame the province for doing what they did.”

- Mayor Rob Ford on Tuesday applauding the provincial Liberals for throwing TTC chair Karen Stintz’s OneCity plan under the bus last Friday.