Councillor Doug Holyday mentioned in the previous post was Mayor of Etobicoke before the city's amalgamation
He is a frequent spokesperson for Mayor Ford. He is securely in the Mayor's corner and is undoubtedly a valuable resource to the Ford brothers.
A complaint was filed against him and Rob Ford , I think ,because they routinely did not declare expenses against the Councillors $75,000 expense allowance,
The complainant, who spent all of his allowance, complained the two made the other Councillors look bad.
They said they had few expenses and paid for them themselves.
The Integrity Commissioner decided for the complainant. He ordered the pair to declare expenses.
The people of Etobicoke must feel confident the Ford administration will not do anything outrageous as long as Councillor Holyday has an influence. He was Mayor when Etobicoke privatised garbage collection. He knows how to negotiate.
A union organiser told me once, the reason management have problems negotiation contracts is because they have no respect for the process so they don't think they need expertise.
Private business can close down the operation and walk away. The public sector cannot do that.
At the week-end ,Councillor Holyday was the calm and deliberate spokesperson for the administration explaining to the people of Toronto why management rights need to be protected.
He is impressive.