After the vote, Mr. [Mark] Grimes [TTC commissioner] stood up and resigned as a commissioner, saying he could no longer serve with Mr. Moscoe as chair. "Obviously my voice is not going to be heard," Mr. Grimes said.No, Mr. Grimes, your voice was heard: there was a vote, and you lost. Get over it. If you can't do a job knowing that you may not always get your way, then you shouldn't have taken it in the first place.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Why are some bureaucrats such babies?
For the non-Torontonians: there's been a bit of a stir recently involving our not terribly beloved TTC. There was a wildcat strike in protest of work conditions and reassignment of hours. The general manager quit, citing interference from city council. The interfering councillor faced (and survived) a non-confidence vote from council. Then, in the middle of an article about "improving security" by changing subway seating, there's this little gem: