Minister Flaherty way off target

Writer questions federal finance minister's seeming support for Rob Ford over that of his duty to Toronto.

Dear Editor

The recent declaration by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty surrounding the deteriorating dilemma of… Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Gone Wild… is both confusing and disturbing.

Have we come to the point in politics where entertainment trumps all else?

In Toronto, it seems the answer for many is a resounding YES!

Riddle me this… Why on Earth, when we live in a country admired by most of the world as a country to be emulated for taking the high road – for being a model citizen on the world stage – would Jim Flaherty declare that Rob Ford has to do what is the best for himself? Seriously!

This is not about Rob Ford. This is about Toronto. This is about Ontario. This is about his constituency. Most importantly, this is about Canada!

Never before has Canada been the subject of such a barrage of sex, lies, drugs and videotape jokes from every talk show host in North America. Never before have we seen such blatant disregard for what is best for Canada in order to further an elected official’s personal agenda. A truly sad state of affairs.

Minister Flaherty – this is not about what is best for Rob Ford, this is about what is best for Toronto. For Ontario… This is about what is best for Canada.

Director Steve Rice

Blue Sky Country