Councillors Ford and Stintz all smiles after meeting today
Two weeks ago, you could feel the tension between councillor Karen Stintz and the Fords. Today was a different story.
Stintz and the Fords have had their disagreements on the future of transit, and more recently over a contract for the operation of newsstands at subway stations.
On Newstalk 1010, the Fords blasted the transit commission, chaired by Stintz, for approving a sole-source deal that extended a $50-million contract for the operation of newsstands. Stintz had said the mayor had misunderstood the contract, but announced there would a third-party review.
On Wednesday morning, Councillors Doug Ford and Stintz were seen coming out of a short meeting together. And they were all smiles on their way out.
"We're going out for dinner tonight on a date," councillor Ford joked, to which Stintz replied, with a laugh, "No we're not, don't let my husband think that."
When asked what she and councillor Ford talked about during their meeting, she only said they were trying to find ways to move forward.
"We were just seeing if we could work out some city issues, advance the agenda, and work collaboratively," Stintz said.