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LEVY: TDSB trustees vote to assist authorized struggle towards downsizing Metropolis Council

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Trustees on the Toronto District Faculty Board spent eight minutes at a gathering Thursday evening approving new ward boundaries to align with a Metropolis Council that can be right-sized as soon as Invoice 5 passes at Queen’s Park.

I stand corrected: TDSB chairman Robin Pilkey occupied multiple minute of that eight-minute board assembly blabbing concerning the Indigenous territory on which they have been sitting within the board workplace cafeteria (the board room was closed for repairs).

Really the brand new boundaries — one choice contained in a 52-page report apparently rushed collectively by board bureaucrats underneath super “duress” (or so stated trustee Shelley Laskin) — was simply one in all 5 motions authorised in these eight minutes, probably the most controversial being the board’s official opposition to the Invoice itself and assist of town’s potential authorized motion.

Shelley Laskin watches the ballot outcomes throughout the election evening celebration on the Liberal marketing campaign celebration at York Mills Gallery in Toronto on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

No surprises there.

Like their NDP friends at Metropolis Corridor, the posse of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) on the board have their knickers in a knot over the adjustments coming in the midst of an election with no “alternative for session, transparency and accountability.”

Not that council’s right-sizing has something to do with what’s occurring in Toronto faculties.

Hmmm. And relating to accountability, I feel the trustees have very brief reminiscences.  Let’s think about the board’s transfer to axe Faculty Useful resource Officers arbitrarily final fall, opposite to the constructive suggestions from their very personal survey and lots of academics and college students.

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I gained’t even discover intimately the dearth of accountability proven by a board of trustees and an training director who’ve turned a blind eye to the super issues in a few of their elementary and excessive faculties on account of their “progressive self-discipline” (i.e., no self-discipline) insurance policies.

In keeping with two academics I interviewed final month, bodily and verbal assaults are rampant, the natives are working the asylum and academics have been compelled to take stress depart in droves as a result of many principals and different overpaid board bureaucrats don’t have their backs.

I believe the present forged of characters on the TDSB would sooner put pins of their eyes than talk about/admit that a lot of their faculties are out-of-control and rife with violence.

However I digress.

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A subsequent movement to assist town if it pursues authorized motion was additionally endorsed by a lot of the trustees, together with Jennifer Arp, Ausma Malik and Ken Lister — all of whom have signed as much as run for a 47-member council.

Hmmm. Nothing self-serving about that.

Lacking in motion have been Chris Moise and Tiffany Ford, two of the 5 attempting to commerce as much as one in all council’s present 47 seats. Moise is Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s sycophant, however I’m keen to wager Wong-Tam will dump Moise like a sizzling potato if council is right-sized.

That is warfare, man.

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaks at Pleasure funding debate at Metropolis Corridor in Toronto Monday Could eight, 2017. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Solar/Postmedia Community )

In any occasion, the actual fact is trustees — aside from realigning their wards — don’t should be concerned in something relating to the council right-sizing train.

I imply, it’s not as in the event that they’ve solved all the issues of their faculties (see notice about violence above). However they will’t assist themselves.

Many see the college board as a launching pad for a profession in politics. Simply ask former Premier Kathleen Wynne about that.

However they wouldn’t be the nice largely NDP SJWs they’re in the event that they weren’t preventing for democracy, oops, I imply preventing for NDP management and energy on the municipal stage of presidency.

That’s why I’m significantly glad that is being pushed via earlier than the Oct. 22 election.

I can’t think about listening to those self-serving fools moan and plot for the following 4 years.

SLevy@postmedia.com

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