"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 26 March 2015


I am happy to receive comments.

 I publish most.

It is the better part of valour not to cross that invisible line.  

I recommend the option of direct and private word with the town's 
elected representatives. 

A week ago, Mayor John Tory expressed  fury over $148 million budget excess and tardiness of the schedule of the subway contract shared with York Region. 

Days later two senior management TTC officials were named and terminated . A Councillor commented publicly he hoped the officials were not being made scape goats. 

The two were long term employees of the TTC (25years) .

Whether or not the Councillor's fears were accurate,litigation for wrongful dismissal would likely have been the next headline. 

It hasn't happened so far that we know.  If it doesn't, financial compensation would have to have been sufficient to make litigation the lesser option. 

We may never know.


Anonymous said...

Before Mayor Dawe was elected, there was war against knowledgeable staffers. Now we seem to have swung too far the other way. After the announcement of the last budget, the mutual admiration antics from staff and elected reps were appalling.

Anonymous said...

You publish most of the comments that agree with you. I know that you rarely publish comments from me, and I can only assume others, that do not agree with you.

However, why should you? This blog was used by you as a promotional tool for your election bids and then to fund your misguided legal forays. In between you use this tool to generate false praise for your contrary opinions. Rarely do you agree with anyone in office, you are a narcissist.

Anonymous said...

9:35- "narcissist" is that right? How about a "bully"? Another term used around indiscriminately these days when some light is brought to a subject of conflict. Here's a little hint for ya...Start your own blog.