The Toronto City Council debate to ask the federal and provincial governments to share storm costs with the city sparked heated exchanges between Mayor Rob Ford and some councillors he accused of being missing in action during the 10-day crisis.
The biggest clash was between Ford and Councillor Karen Stintz, the TTC chair who is running to unseat Ford in this year’s elections. Here is a condensed transcript:
Stintz: “So once again Mayor Ford you had indicated that this storm was unprecedented and significant for the city?”
Ford: “I didn’t say it was unprecedented. It’s one of the most serious storms that we had.”