Councillor Ainslie quits Mayor Ford’s executive committee

News Oct 11, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie is no longer part of Mayor Rob Ford’s inner circle.

In a public break Friday, Oct. 11, Ainslie quit as chairperson of the city’s parks and environment committee, which gave the councillor his seat on the powerful executive.

Earlier this week, Ainslie voted against the Ford-championed Scarborough subway extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to Sheppard Avenue.

Asked whether he had resigned before the mayor could dismiss him, Ainslie suggested on Twitter he had broken with Ford over the mayor’s ideas, or rather, the lack of them.

“I don’t know anything getting the jump on Mayor Ford. I just know I’m fed up with his lack of strategic vision!” the councillor said on Twitter.

He hasn’t offered further comment, and a spokesperson for the mayor’s office hasn’t responded either.

Ainslie had also risked the mayor’s displeasure when, in March, he told reporters he had advised Ford staffers to take the mayor home after Ford seemed intoxicated at the Toronto Garrison Ball.

Don Valley West Councillor Jaye Robinson, who was critical about the mayor’s personal conduct, was replaced as chairperson of the community development and recreation committee by the mayor in June, effectively removing her from the executive.

Scarborough Southwest Councillor Michelle Berardinetti resigned from the committee last November, citing personal differences with the mayor.

Ainslie’s resignation leaves just three of the 13 executive committee seats filled by Scarborough Councillors, namely Gary Crawford, Michael Thompson and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.

Councillor Ainslie quits Mayor Ford’s executive committee

‘Lack of strategic vision’ cited as reason in Tweet by Ainslie

News Oct 11, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie is no longer part of Mayor Rob Ford’s inner circle.

In a public break Friday, Oct. 11, Ainslie quit as chairperson of the city’s parks and environment committee, which gave the councillor his seat on the powerful executive.

Earlier this week, Ainslie voted against the Ford-championed Scarborough subway extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to Sheppard Avenue.

Asked whether he had resigned before the mayor could dismiss him, Ainslie suggested on Twitter he had broken with Ford over the mayor’s ideas, or rather, the lack of them.

“I don’t know anything getting the jump on Mayor Ford. I just know I’m fed up with his lack of strategic vision!” the councillor said on Twitter.

He hasn’t offered further comment, and a spokesperson for the mayor’s office hasn’t responded either.

Ainslie had also risked the mayor’s displeasure when, in March, he told reporters he had advised Ford staffers to take the mayor home after Ford seemed intoxicated at the Toronto Garrison Ball.

Don Valley West Councillor Jaye Robinson, who was critical about the mayor’s personal conduct, was replaced as chairperson of the community development and recreation committee by the mayor in June, effectively removing her from the executive.

Scarborough Southwest Councillor Michelle Berardinetti resigned from the committee last November, citing personal differences with the mayor.

Ainslie’s resignation leaves just three of the 13 executive committee seats filled by Scarborough Councillors, namely Gary Crawford, Michael Thompson and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.

Councillor Ainslie quits Mayor Ford’s executive committee

‘Lack of strategic vision’ cited as reason in Tweet by Ainslie

News Oct 11, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie is no longer part of Mayor Rob Ford’s inner circle.

In a public break Friday, Oct. 11, Ainslie quit as chairperson of the city’s parks and environment committee, which gave the councillor his seat on the powerful executive.

Earlier this week, Ainslie voted against the Ford-championed Scarborough subway extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to Sheppard Avenue.

Asked whether he had resigned before the mayor could dismiss him, Ainslie suggested on Twitter he had broken with Ford over the mayor’s ideas, or rather, the lack of them.

“I don’t know anything getting the jump on Mayor Ford. I just know I’m fed up with his lack of strategic vision!” the councillor said on Twitter.

He hasn’t offered further comment, and a spokesperson for the mayor’s office hasn’t responded either.

Ainslie had also risked the mayor’s displeasure when, in March, he told reporters he had advised Ford staffers to take the mayor home after Ford seemed intoxicated at the Toronto Garrison Ball.

Don Valley West Councillor Jaye Robinson, who was critical about the mayor’s personal conduct, was replaced as chairperson of the community development and recreation committee by the mayor in June, effectively removing her from the executive.

Scarborough Southwest Councillor Michelle Berardinetti resigned from the committee last November, citing personal differences with the mayor.

Ainslie’s resignation leaves just three of the 13 executive committee seats filled by Scarborough Councillors, namely Gary Crawford, Michael Thompson and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.