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Rob Ford,

We write to you as colleagues representing wards from across the city and the
political spectrum. Over the past six months and especially the past few weeks, we
have grown increasingly concerned by the seemingly endless cycle of allegations,
denials and belated admissions about your behaviour.

Toronto is distracted, and for good reason. Our citys reputation has been damaged
and continues to suffer and it has become difficult to focus on the pressing and
substantive issues facing city council. Together we stand to ask you to step aside and
take a leave of absence to address your challenges privately outside of the public

We believe that the majority of Torontonians share our view and that city council
will excuse any absences you require to address the situation with finality. The city
and the office of the mayor demand nothing less than honesty, accountability, and


1. Councillor Paul Ainslie
2. Councillor Ana Bailao
3. Councillor Michelle Berardinetti
4. Councillor Shelley Carroll
5. Councillor Josh Colle
6. Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
7. Councillor Sarah Doucette
8. Councillor John Filion
9. Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby
10. Councillor Josh Matlow
11. Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon
12. Councillor Peter Milczyn
13. Councillor Michael Thompson
14. Councillor Paula Fletcher
15. Councillor Mary Fragedakis
16. Councillor Ron Moeser
17. Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
18. Councillor James Pasternak
19. Councillor Mike Del Grande
20. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
21. Councillor Joe Mihevc
22. Councillor Mark Grimes
23. Councillor Mike Layton
24. Councillor Cesar Palacio
25. Councillor John Parker
26. Councillor Chin Lee
27. Councillor Gary Crawford
28. Councillor Raymond Cho
29. Councillor Pam McConnell
30. Councillor Jaye Robinson