That seems pretty standard campaigning to highlight the oppositions political leanings. Getting friendly councilors elected is just smart.Tory did get pretty mean and petty during the 2014, 2018 election and arguably in the 2022 election. The robocalls to get his picks onto council was unprecedented for a mayoral campaign, and in 2022 that’s how he spent nearly all the time. Remember that in 2018, his campaign was calling Layton, Cressy, and Wong-Tam “radical socialists.”
That's likely the real reason he resigned. He could see the shitstorm coming that he created with his low-tax idiocy.Former Mayor John Tory is leaving behind a huge financial mess.
Toronto is facing $46.5 billion in fiscal pressures over the next decade and the situation has become so dire that it is likely to threaten the city’s “fiscal stability and the sustainability of its service levels” without action, a new report is warning.
The report from Ernst & Young examined the city’s operating and capital requirements based on both its current level of service delivery and the level of service delivery expected to result from commitments already made by city council.
It found that the city is likely to face $16.9 billion in operating budget pressures between 2023 and 2032, as well as $33.6 billion in capital budget pressures.
I've been told by my city hall source that Olivia Chow is still making phone calls and a decision is imminent.