Morning Brew: Ootes not against privatizing TCHC, David Gunn returning to balance TTC budget, the Post says outrage come too easily to Ford's critics, Incendies wins big at the Genies
Surprise, surprise. Incoming interim managing director of the TCHC, Case Ootes, isn't ruling out privatizing the agency, saying "we certainly need to look at all options." Ootes is now in sole control of authority since he was voted in his new position on Wednesday by city council. Some councillors have their reservations about Ootes, criticizing that he will use his power to make some drastic changes within the organization. I think we all would agree that needed to happen, but I also know what they mean.
The TTC is getting a little help to balance their budget from a familiar face--and for free! David Gunn, former president of Amtrak, is set to return to Toronto as an unpaid, temporary consultant helping the TTC balance the books in 2012. Gunn hopes he can unearth savings at the transit authority he led from 1995 to 1999. And don't worry: the TTC will be covering his flight, hotel and meals.
Talk about being supportive and then some. An underwire bra is at the centre of an impaired driving case after a York Regional Police constable ordered Sang Eun Lee to remove her bra because it could be used as "a weapon". Lee is asking an Ontario judge to dismiss the charge. Apparently there is an unwritten policy of asking women in custody to remove their bras if they have underwire support because they could hurt themselves and others. I guess. But I think it would be a pain in the butt to remove those things.
This is different. In the wake of TCHC-gate, National Post columnist, Chris Selley, is saying that outrage comes too easily to critics of Rob Ford. This should ruffle a few feathers.
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