Taxpayers bought Case Ootes a Toronto Sun reprint extolling his frugality
Tucked deep in the 2010 city councillors' office expenses is this: Councillor Case Ootes charged $113 to his council budget, under "office equipment and supplies", for a reprint of a Jan. 6, 2010 column in the Toronto Sun.
The Jan. 6, 2010 column, by City Hall waste-watcher Sue Ann Levy, is titled: Case closed: Ootes retires.
Levy gives Ootes a deserved pat on the back for 21 years of service, lauding him as "a voice for fiscal restraint."
But we can't note that without looking at the expense above -- $339.72 for a subscription renewal for the Toronto Star.
Ootes is now, of course, Mayor Rob Ford's non-elected point man, first helming his transition team and now, temporarily, Toronto Community Housing Corp. Ford, of course, has railed against councillors charging taxpayers for non-essentials.
A curious case indeed.