Mayor voted “aye” but asked his colleagues to vote “nay”

It appears Mayor Tory has been caught out making a public appearance of support for a motion at City Hall, and voting in favour of it, while at the same time asking some of his colleagues on council to vote the other way. It isn’t terribly clear just what purpose this strategy was intended to serve. The motion  by Kristin Wong-Tam (Ward 27) called for what seems an expensive and enormously complex descent into a hypothesis of gender bias known as Intersectional Gender Equity. There may be something to it but some may find it flies close to paranoia. Take a look at the Wikipedia entry on Intersectional Gender Equity. Then you may want to look at the how the motion in fact passed. How many either pro or con had a clue about Intersectional Gender Equity?

Result: Carried Majority Required – EX22.2 – Wong-Tam – motion 7
Yes: 26 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam 
No: 18 Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner 
Absent: 1 Michelle Holland