'Only the corrupt ones get to stay': Heckling and shouting from Rob Ford and key rival forces early end to Toronto council - 2013-12-16
Toronto city council seemed to heed Speaker Frances Nunziata's plea for decorum in the council chambers Monday — until the final 15 minutes of its meeting, when shouting and heckling forced her to recess the session early.
Ms. Nunziata singled out the behaviour of Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Adam Vaughan, the latter of whom she said was "chirping" at his colleagues. It apparently provoked a reaction from Mr. Mammoliti, who was asked to apologize and refused. At some point, Councillor Gord Perks said he heard Mayor Ford say "only the corrupt ones get to stay." Ms. Nunziata also asked him to apologize and the mayor was heard protesting that he didn't use anyone's name.
He refused to comment as he left city hall. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly claimed it was Mr. Mammoliti's promise to resist "physically" if anyone tried to remove him from the chambers that led to the meeting's abrupt end.