TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford says “it’s no one’s business” what happens with the people in his office.
Ford made the remark Thursday after spending most of the day running away from reporters’ questions about one of his senior staffers being investigated by GO Transit safety officers for several incidents at the Georgetown GO station.
Dave Price, Ford’s director of operations and logistics, is being investigated after an alleged angry run-in with a station attendant on Aug. 27. The investigation into that exchange, along with others at the Georgetown station, could take several weeks to complete, a Metrolinx spokesman said.
Marc Surette, who owns the Trackside Cafe in the station, told QMI Agency Price missed a train that day and told the attendant to “f--- off” before slamming one of the station’s wooden doors open, causing it to hit an outside ledge and crack. When Surette confronted Price about his behaviour, the Ford staffer replied: “Yeah, f--- you d---head, what are you going to do about it?”
Price has not responded to a request for comment.
His boss, Mayor Ford, didn’t have much to say about the incident Thursday when he finally addressed it.
“It’s actually no one’s business what happens in my office,” Ford said after a press conference celebrating the one-year anniversary of his trade mission to Chicago. “I take care of the people that work for me and they do a great job, as you see.”