Musings —11.01.2013 10:30 AM—
From her Facebook page. Boy oh boy, it is so refreshing to hear from someone who conducts herself like a leader should, eh?
I believe in restorative justice. Which is the idea that we need to look for ways to help people who make serious mistakes in their lives — as and when they take responsibility for their actions, and accept accountability.
Like all Torontonians, I was very disappointed to learn yesterday from Chief Bill Blair that Mayor Rob Ford has not been telling the people of Toronto the truth about the video widely reported in the media in recent months. Many of yesterday’s revelations about Mayor Ford’s closest associates, activities and personal problems are also deeply troubling.
Mayor Ford obviously faces some serious challenges in his life. I hope he finds help soon.
I also believe that as our Mayor — head of our city administration and Toronto’s representative to the province, the country, and the world — he must take responsibility for his actions. A good place to start would be for him to now face up to the truth, and to tell it.
Our city deserves better.