Stintz’s Mayoral Campaign Off to a Rocky Start

Karen Stintz has formally filed papers and entered the 2014 Toronto mayor’s race. Stintz submitted her nomination papers to the election services office at City Hall on Monday at 10 a.m. along with her two children, namely 9-year-old Hailey and 7-year-old Jackson. Speaking to reporter at the time, Stintz alleged that “I’m very excited about launching a campaign that will build and unite our city,” while adding that “I want to be the responsible and accountable leader that the people of Toronto are looking for and one that will be able to deliver on their priorities.”

Although Stintz has a glimmering portfolio of serving thrice as councillor and being the former TTC chairman, she did not have such a good luck while entering the race. Even though John Tory announced his decision to enter 2014 mayoral election late Sunday, he got to register at City Hall before Stintz on Monday because she had forgotten her ID. In addition to that, Stintz failed to realize that her ID was missing until city staff asked for it at the time when she was filing her nomination papers.

Upon realization, she nervously inquired “do I need to go up and get it?” adding that “I guess you don’t know who I am.” However, Stintz’s husband Darryl Parisien had to get her ID from home before she could complete the registration process. Later, Stintz revealed that her campaign will focus on fighting congestion, creating safe neighbourhoods and building strong communities. She said that “one thing I want to focus on my campaign is alleviating congestion.”

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