From a CTV News story in witch Mr Perks was interviewed.
Being the mayor of Toronto is not a part time job. You can’t say I am going to do it on Tuesday and not on Wednesday. We need clarity and cohesion as a council so we can govern this city,” Coun. Gord Perks told reporters on Wednesday. “The mayor has said he is resigning, the sooner that happens the sooner we can get on with the business of making this city a great place to live.”
Perks, who has clashed with Tory over matters of policy in the past, told reporters on Wednesday that the mayor needed to stay on for the budget debate due to new provincial legislation which “says that only the elected mayor can introduce the budget.”
Perks, however, said that if Tory opts to veto any budgetary amendments after announcing his plans to resign “that would be an outrage against the people of Toronto.”
“John Tory stood before Torontonians on Friday and said he intends to resign. He has to honour that,” he said
Source: CTV News