Nunziata issues statement about the mayor

Frances Nunziata has given a statement about the mayor’s recent admissions:

In recent days we have learned an abundance of information which does not reflect well on the Mayor. To address this, the Mayor has publicly acknowledged that he must make changes in his life; I hope he does this, both for his good and the good of his family.

At the end of the day, actions speak louder than words.

I have personally expressed my concerns to the Mayor, along with the recommendation that he take some time away from the Office to reflect on his actions and seek the support he needs. Ultimately, this decision rests with the Mayor and he has indicated that he will not take a leave. Council does not have the authority to dictate otherwise.

Business at City Hall will continue. There is important work to be done and we cannot afford to let current events distract us from running the City. You can be certain that I will continue to remain committed to my constituents and representing your interests at City Hall.


Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

16 thoughts on “Nunziata issues statement about the mayor”

  1. Not good enough Counsellor! You may not have legal authority to force resignation, but you do have a moral imperative. You can resign in protest. You can organize your constituents. You can’t claim to be “representing [our] interests” while standing by as our city’s reputation is being torn to shreds. You probably know better than anyone that this is going to get worse before it gets better. Now is the time to show your true colours. This guy is a self admitted crack smoking alcoholic. He simply can’t be entrusted to run the city any longer. Pick a side.

  2. council has a say and power to do what is necessary…..but nunziata never knowing what to do, makes a fluff statement and ignores what really needs to be done.

  3. As you said… No matter how great your words may be, you will be judged by your actions. Do something and put an end to this shame. A motion that demands Ford to leave is a good start…

  4. Nunziata, you have yet to make a statement against Mayor Ford. He is NOT going to change his ways. He is acting like a teenager who got caught. “I dunno, I was drunk” is not the response of a grownup and certainly not the response of the man in charge of a major city.

    You need to show your constituents that you put their needs ahead of your own. Take a stand, tell him he owes the taxpayers of Toronto more than “I’m really, really sorry and I hope it doesn’t happen again.”

    He needs to tell us what really happened and he needs to sit down with the police.

    Then he needs to help his poor kids who have to live with two alcoholic parents by going to rehab and cleaning up his home life. They are 6 and 8. What kind of parent can he be if he spends most of his time drinking in parks and smoking crack with gangsters? If he works out his life at home, at least he can call himself a father and let that be his legacy, rather than the Mayor who embarrassed Toronto and died alone.

  5. Not good enough, from our councillor and speaker of City Council: absolutely you have power to insist that the mayor act as a responsible citizen and if he doesn’t — and in so many ways he doesn’t — do not trust him to be in charge any longer.

    His saying, “Sorry” and “I must have been drunk” (who with such a responsible job as mayor and with 2 young children can possibly make a decision to do the things that the Mayor is documented doing?), is unacceptable as is the “Nothing we can do” from Councillor Nunziata.

    Act on our behalf and save us from this Mayor!

  6. Wow what a train wreck. I hope Nunizatia blindly following Ford every way will finally give her the boot out in the election. Her and others who suggest Ford just “take a leave, or get healthy” is total bs. If Ford was poor or black they would probably say throw the guy in jail. I hope council will do something, cut the guy’s pay or marginalized him. This is embarrassing to Toronto.

  7. Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said Thursday he will ask city council next week to petition the province to have Toronto Mayor Rob Ford removed from office if he doesn’t take a leave of absence……..Denzil is being a leader, Norm Kelly is being a leader, etc etc….Nunziata is laying low. Are you surprised? But once again..Weston will probably vote for her again……

  8. If anyone wants to vote conservative for mayor there are many other people, like Minna-Wong, Michael Thompson, even John Tory,, at least they speak good english! The way Ford is acting and even his family is that they are like “saviors” to Toronto and they’re the only ones. Anyone see the interview with the mother? Talk about pathetic. In ysw I never voted for Frances but she always wins. Name recognition only thing going for her.

  9. I think Mayor Ford’s addictions and consorting with criminals is unquestionable. The Mayor has lost his moral authority to govern. Rob Ford should resign and go into rehab for His Own Sake. His family has shown little insight or dignity in their assessment of Rob Ford’s real problems. Who cares what the Mayor wants! Unless there is rehab to cure pathological lying, the Mayor has to go. Francis, you can do your part by resigning from Executive Committee. It’s the only right thing to do.

  10. I hope rob ford gets the help he needs. Anyone know who is going to run and beat Frances in the next election?

  11. I agree with Mel. If they want a fiscal conservative, the key is to get a better fiscal conservative to run. I don’t think it should be John Tory because that didn’t work the last time. At this point, who cares about ideology? I’d vote for a conservative if I knew it would bump Ford out. Otherwise, those like me on the left divide their votes and Ford wins again.

    As for Frances, I agree that it’s name recognition. We need someone willing to hit the ground running to get their name out there to beat her…

  12. From Twitter:
    Robyn Doolittle @robyndoolittle

    Councillor Frances Nunziata is widely disliked in the role of speaker. Councillors believe she lets the Fords off and is partisan.

    Remind me why we keep her in power?

  13. Is it possible that Frances Nunziata is the only “non Ford” supporter of Denzil Minnen Wong’s proposal to remove Ford from office? there were 6 councillors that voted against the motion- the rest (below) voted to remove him. I don’t see her name on this list!!

    This is what I got from the National Post: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson and Kristyn Wong-Tam.

    Two of the names not on the list stand out as among the mayor’s fiercest critics, Councillors Adam Vaughan and Gord Perks.

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