|John Tory ~ in favour of saving another $11 million per year for Toronto citizens, even if it upsets the unions|
The problem with Olivia Chow is that she’s against hiring out garbage collection to the private sector. More exactly the problem is the reason she’s against it.
As it stands, a private company collects the garbage on the west side of the city, while on the east side, city workers still collect the garbage. Giving the work to a private company on the west side is saving the city $11 million dollars a year. What’s more, service isn’t merely as good; it’s better.
Naturally (almost) everyone running for mayor wants to extend private garbage collection to the east side, too. John Tory and Doug Ford both consider the question a no-brainer. As far as I can tell so does every other mayoral candidate – except Olivia Chow.
Chow says she wants to encourage diversity in our garbage collection (whatever that means). Everyone knows it’s really because the city garbage collectors are unionized. And when it comes down to it, Chow sides with the unions – even if it’s against the interests of the people of Toronto.
I have nothing against unions. I’m a union member myself. But I want my mayor, my city councillors and my school board representatives to be on my side. I want them looking out for my tax dollars and making sure the city gets the best deal possible.
Unfortunately, Olivia Chow is not on my side. And I understand why. She believes in unions, and in return, the unions believe in her. What’s more, the unions show their support with money and manpower – and lots of it.
The unions have helped Chow immensely in every political battle she’s ever fought.
Chow isn’t the only would-be member of city council who sides with the unions more than with the people of Toronto. The Toronto and York Region Labour Council has provided a convenient list of would-be Toronto councillors and would-be school board representatives who they can rely on to always vote in favour of union positions and, if necessary, to vote against the interests of the people of Toronto.
If you want the city and the school board to pay millions more than necessary for worse work, then vote for the following candidates…
Union endorsed candidates for City Councillor:
Ward 1 (Etobicoke North): Idil Burale
Ward 2 (Etobicoke North):Andray Domise
Ward 6 (Etobicoke Lakeshore): Russ Ford
Ward 7 (York West): Keegan Henry-Mathieu
Ward 8 (York West): Anthony Perruzza
Ward 9 (York West): Maria Augimeri
Ward 12 (York South Weston): Lekan Olawoye
Ward 13 (Parkdale High Park): Sarah Doucette
Ward 14 (Parkdale High Park): Gord Perks
Ward 17 (Davenport): Alejandra Bravo
Ward 18 (Davenport): Ana Bailão
Ward 19 (Trinity Spadina): Mike Layton
Ward 20 (Trinity Spadina): Joe Cressy
Ward 21 (St. Paul’s): Joe Mihevc
Ward 24 (Willowdale): Dan Fox
Ward 26 (Don Valley West): David Sparrow
Ward 27 (Toronto Centre Rosedale): Kristyn Wong-Tam
Ward 28 (Toronto Centre Rosedale): Pam McConnell
Ward 29 (Toronto Daforth): Mary Fragedakis
Union endorsed candidates for the Toronto District School Board:
Ward 5 – York Centre: Howard Kaplan
Ward 7 – Parkdale High Park: Robin Pilkey
Ward 8 – Eglinton Lawrence: Jennifer Arp
Ward 10 Trinity Spadina: Ausma Malik
Ward 14 Toronto Centre Rosedale: Chris Moise
Ward 17 Don Valley East: Robert Cerjanec
Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest: Parthi Kandavel
Ward 20 Scarborough Agincourt: Manna Wong
Ward 21 Scarborough Rouge River: Shaun Chen
Ward 4 North York: Marina Laccona
Ward 5 North York: Maria Rizzo
Ward 12 Scarborough: Paulina Corpuz
Town of Georgina Ward 3: Dave Neeson