Gord Perks, a left-leaning Toronto city councillor and regular critic of the mayor, said Mr. Tory’s decision to prolong his departure puts the city in a difficult position.
“I think it is very damaging to the effectiveness and reputation of the government of the City of Toronto that we are in a limbo where it’s not clear whether we have a mayor or not,” he said.
He has yet to resign, and his office released a statement Monday saying he would see the budget process through, and that he would announce further details about his departure following city council’s budget meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday. Under timelines contained within the strong-mayor rules, he could need to stay in office as long as 25 days after the budget debate to ensure the fiscal plan’s passage.
source: The Toronto Star.