Fired deputy mayor says Tory showed 'bad judgement, poor leadership'

News Sep 15, 2017 by David Nickle Etobicoke Guardian

Ousted Deputy Mayor Vince Crisanti says that Mayor John Tory’s definition of deputy mayor is “a one-way street,” and that Tory ought to have known he would support Doug Ford in 2018.

And he added that Tory had demonstrated “bad judgement” and “poor leadership” in firing him from the position.

“Mayor Tory knew my allegiances when he asked me to take on the role of Deputy Mayor,” wrote Crisanti in a statement issued Sept. 15, three days after Tory replaced him with Ward 3 (Etobicoke Centre) Councillor Stephen Holyday. “Regardless of political leanings, I have worked tirelessly to deliver on the mandate he gave me and I have served diligently in carrying out the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me as Deputy Mayor.

“Mayor Tory, by any definition, has used bad judgement and has demonstrated poor leadership in how he has handled this matter,” Crisanti wrote.

Tory made the decision to fire Crisanti from the position – one of four deputy mayors that Tory maintains – after Crisanti spoke at the barbecue where former councillor Doug Ford announced his plans to run against Tory in 2018, and then told The Etobicoke Guardian that in 2018 he would be supporting Doug Ford and not John Tory.

In the interview with The Guardian, Crisanti maintained that there was no contradiction in serving as deputy mayor and then campaigning against the mayor.

Earlier in the week, Tory said that Crisanti’s statements and actions made it impossible to keep him on his team of deputy mayors.

“I sort of think most people out there get the fact if you’re going to have somebody on your team then they’re on your team,” Tory told reporters earlier in the week.

But Crisanti disagreed.

“I also believed that, as Deputy Mayor, I would be part of a team and given the respect of an open-door policy with the Mayor, which unfortunately was never the case,” he wrote. “There was very little collaboration around policy initiatives and announcements that the Mayor was part of. It is clear now that Mayor Tory’s definition of the role of Deputy Mayor was a one-way street.”


Fired deputy mayor says Tory showed 'bad judgement, poor leadership'

Vince Crisanti says support of rival candidate Doug Ford wouldn't have affected his duties as deputy mayor

News Sep 15, 2017 by David Nickle Etobicoke Guardian

Ousted Deputy Mayor Vince Crisanti says that Mayor John Tory’s definition of deputy mayor is “a one-way street,” and that Tory ought to have known he would support Doug Ford in 2018.

And he added that Tory had demonstrated “bad judgement” and “poor leadership” in firing him from the position.

“Mayor Tory knew my allegiances when he asked me to take on the role of Deputy Mayor,” wrote Crisanti in a statement issued Sept. 15, three days after Tory replaced him with Ward 3 (Etobicoke Centre) Councillor Stephen Holyday. “Regardless of political leanings, I have worked tirelessly to deliver on the mandate he gave me and I have served diligently in carrying out the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me as Deputy Mayor.

“Mayor Tory, by any definition, has used bad judgement and has demonstrated poor leadership in how he has handled this matter,” Crisanti wrote.

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Tory made the decision to fire Crisanti from the position – one of four deputy mayors that Tory maintains – after Crisanti spoke at the barbecue where former councillor Doug Ford announced his plans to run against Tory in 2018, and then told The Etobicoke Guardian that in 2018 he would be supporting Doug Ford and not John Tory.

In the interview with The Guardian, Crisanti maintained that there was no contradiction in serving as deputy mayor and then campaigning against the mayor.

Earlier in the week, Tory said that Crisanti’s statements and actions made it impossible to keep him on his team of deputy mayors.

“I sort of think most people out there get the fact if you’re going to have somebody on your team then they’re on your team,” Tory told reporters earlier in the week.

But Crisanti disagreed.

“I also believed that, as Deputy Mayor, I would be part of a team and given the respect of an open-door policy with the Mayor, which unfortunately was never the case,” he wrote. “There was very little collaboration around policy initiatives and announcements that the Mayor was part of. It is clear now that Mayor Tory’s definition of the role of Deputy Mayor was a one-way street.”


Fired deputy mayor says Tory showed 'bad judgement, poor leadership'

Vince Crisanti says support of rival candidate Doug Ford wouldn't have affected his duties as deputy mayor

News Sep 15, 2017 by David Nickle Etobicoke Guardian

Ousted Deputy Mayor Vince Crisanti says that Mayor John Tory’s definition of deputy mayor is “a one-way street,” and that Tory ought to have known he would support Doug Ford in 2018.

And he added that Tory had demonstrated “bad judgement” and “poor leadership” in firing him from the position.

“Mayor Tory knew my allegiances when he asked me to take on the role of Deputy Mayor,” wrote Crisanti in a statement issued Sept. 15, three days after Tory replaced him with Ward 3 (Etobicoke Centre) Councillor Stephen Holyday. “Regardless of political leanings, I have worked tirelessly to deliver on the mandate he gave me and I have served diligently in carrying out the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me as Deputy Mayor.

“Mayor Tory, by any definition, has used bad judgement and has demonstrated poor leadership in how he has handled this matter,” Crisanti wrote.

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Tory made the decision to fire Crisanti from the position – one of four deputy mayors that Tory maintains – after Crisanti spoke at the barbecue where former councillor Doug Ford announced his plans to run against Tory in 2018, and then told The Etobicoke Guardian that in 2018 he would be supporting Doug Ford and not John Tory.

In the interview with The Guardian, Crisanti maintained that there was no contradiction in serving as deputy mayor and then campaigning against the mayor.

Earlier in the week, Tory said that Crisanti’s statements and actions made it impossible to keep him on his team of deputy mayors.

“I sort of think most people out there get the fact if you’re going to have somebody on your team then they’re on your team,” Tory told reporters earlier in the week.

But Crisanti disagreed.

“I also believed that, as Deputy Mayor, I would be part of a team and given the respect of an open-door policy with the Mayor, which unfortunately was never the case,” he wrote. “There was very little collaboration around policy initiatives and announcements that the Mayor was part of. It is clear now that Mayor Tory’s definition of the role of Deputy Mayor was a one-way street.”