Yesterday, Coun. Jaye Robinson formally decided to endorse mayoral candidate John Tory, stating she believes his transit plan is the best one for the city and that Tory will be able to work with others, accomplishing the most for Toronto.
“The city needs to get back on track and John Tory will deliver,” Robinson told reporters at a news conference outside York Mills Station.
Robinson, who represents Ward 25 (Don Valley West), said both Fords have been “humiliating the city on an international level.”
“I think that the Fords take Toronto’s votes for granted,” the councillor said. “The people of this city are smart. The entire world is watching this election, and we want to send the right message internationally that we are a world-class city led by a professional, constructive, productive individual like John Tory.”
Robinson is the second councillor to officially endorse Tory. Coun. John Fillion endorsed Tory back in August. Tory hinted to reporters that many more councillors will eventually come out and endorse him.
Tory was gracious, welcoming Robinson’s praise and complemented her as being a respected city councillor.
Tory also used this platform to take another shot at mayoral rival Doug Ford, who on Friday registered to run for mayor in place of his hospitalized brother.
“I just happen to believe that Doug Ford represents more of the same… and possibly worse in terms of this combativeness, this divisiveness, this picking fights with people.”
Is Jaye Robinson right? Does the city have a collective burden to bear because of Rob Fords past antics. When you travel out of Toronto, do people ask you about our mayor, do you feel shame responding to those questions?
Tiff just happened, it attracted a lot of big stars – few of themweighed in on Toronto politics but they weren’t commenting on our city’s reputation.
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –