The following is the official statement from Mayor Rob Ford following the appointment of Peter Leon as Ward 3 Councillor, Thursday afternoon:
“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Peter Leon as the new Councillor for Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre.
During the last election, the people of Toronto gave me a clear mandate.
They voted for me to keep taxes low, bring accountability to City Hall and build a great city.
For the past 3 years, my administration has fought successfully to deliver on that mandate.
I am confident that Councillor Leon will play an important role in advancing the core principals of my administration.
Councillor Leon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role- I welcome him to city hall.
I am confident that together, we will continue delivering results for the residents of Ward 3 and Toronto.
My administration is committed to delivering customer service excellence, an open and transport government, keeping taxes low, reducing the size and cost of government and building a Transportation City.”