TORONTO - Mayoral candidate Karen Stintz dropped the gloves Thursday when describing Mayor Rob Ford to an audience of women.
Stintz argued Ford isn’t the only one that can tout a political record on the campaign trail and pointed out she has a record at City Hall of voting to outsource garbage and get union contracts under control.
“The one thing I don’t have is a belief system that is misogynistic, bigoted, homophobic, rude,” Stintz said in her keynote speech to the Women’s Executive Network. “I don’t break the law on a regular basis.”
The former TTC chairman kept slamming Ford.
“I look at this mayor and I think, you know what, it is not good enough that you have a track record of achievement of things you didn’t actually do on your own,” Stintz said. “You’re not the role model for my children, you don’t represent me, I don’t think you’ve earned the right to continue to be our mayor.”
After the speech, Stintz stood by her comments about Ford — who is currently on a leave to deal with his admitted problem with alcohol.
“He’s said those things,” she said. “He’s said homophobic, bigoted, racist, intolerant comments.
“Irrespective of any treatment that he seeks for his addictions, he still holds those values and I don’t believe those are Toronto’s values.”