Denzil Minnan-Wong knew he was the skunk at the garden party even before he was asked directly if that’s how he felt on Wednesday, representing the only mayor openly disdainful of new taxes to pay for a massive Toronto region transit expansion.
The Toronto councillor stood in for Rob Ford on a CivicAction mayors’ panel discussing how the region will move ahead with taxes that can be dedicated to building more transit, and more quickly.
Minnan-Wong was seated among Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, Oshawa’s John Henry, Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. Each vowed their support for new taxes to pay for transit.
The Toronto Star