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Karen Stintz gives Rob Ford re-election advice, offsetting rumours that she wants his job

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TTC chair and reality TV star Karen Stintz may have handed Rob Ford a pair of decisive political defeats, but she continues to maintain she has no plans to steal his job. In a profile in Saturday’s Globe and Mail that contains, among other things, details of her piano lessons and dog-walking regime, Stintz even offers the mayor some re-election advice. Ford can win again, she says, if he sticks closely to his mandate (think barebones fiscal conservatism, not tantrum throwing and subway building). Stintz also manages a near compliment for Ford, saying, “As difficult as these issues have been, I still fully respect the Office of the Mayor.” We’re just wondering if she’d respect it even more if she were in it. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »