Toronto Mayor Resigns; Liberals Furious, Conservatives Ecstatic

By Todd Starnes Toronto Mayor John Tory has decided to take his leave to complete the remaining portions of his term. A spokesman for the mayor tells Fox News the mayor intends to step…

Toronto Mayor Resigns; Liberals Furious, Conservatives Ecstatic

By Todd Starnes

Toronto Mayor John Tory has decided to take his leave to complete the remaining portions of his term. A spokesman for the mayor tells Fox News the mayor intends to step down – following the January 2st municipal election.

Click HERE to read Mayor Tory’s official statement.

Tory told the Toronto Sun “it has become clear that my current health issues will not allow me to fully accomplish all of the things I want to do during my third term.”

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Brett Dutschke of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation called the mayor’s resignation “an extension of his fiscal irresponsibility.”

“It is astounding he would continue to serve during his health crisis,” Dutschke said. “He is clearly a man who makes Toronto taxpayers pay a health price for his campaign contributions. And to say he’s stepping down during this political campaign is disingenuous.”

While conservatives are celebrating his resignation, angry progressives are irate. They were furious over his decision to put his health ahead of his job.

“Justin Trudeau’s City Hall is simply bankrupt,” tweeted Richard Gwyn, author of the acclaimed TS, Muneer, Hitler, and Pharaoh. “Toronto’s Mayor John Tory just finished his third term and just threw it all in the trash.”

The liberal blog Rizda48.com mocked the mayor.

“He was risking his life without quitting,” wrote the blogger Jonathan Weir. “His rational choice was to resign to undergo care that could harm his future prospects.”

“City Hall Canada is now a vacant spot for a working healer and a method for increasing rates,” the blog wrote.

But former Toronto resident, Bishop Stephen McAllister, told The Toronto Sun he’s disappointed Tory didn’t just resign after he realized he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his obligations.

“I would have loved to have thought that maybe he could have gone to health appointments on time,” he said. “I am sad. I know how much he loves the job. And it would have meant a lot to him to be able to leave on his own terms.”

The Catholic bishop told the paper he’d tried to convince the mayor to bow out voluntarily.

“I have encouraged Mayor Tory to step down,” he said. “This city is missing its vision and its leadership, so there is a void for who will fill the void in the next four months.”

The mayor leaves his office with a 4-1 record. He replaced David Miller in 2003 and won two full terms before deciding to give up the job.

“We don’t think Mayor Tory was the right person to serve as mayor when his health wasn’t able to support him,” said Freeton Kelly, Ontario director of FreedomWorks. “And we’re pleased he’s stepped down and put his health ahead of our community.”

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