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Rob Ford votes against 6 OMB motions

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was the sole voter against several motions at Thursday’s council meeting.

The motions concerned Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings and whether or not the city should send outside planners to assist. The tribunal deals with municipal planning decisions.

In an attempt to speed up the meeting in its fourth day on Thursday, council decided to vote on all six OMB motions at once.

The mayor himself had held the items for debate and was not happy with the idea of paying for outside help.

“I want to tell you that this is again a complete waste of taxpayers’ money going out to hire outside planners,” Ford said. “I ask you not to support this.”

In the end, each item passed with Ford being the only member of council to vote against each one.