October 3, 2020
TORONTO - Toronto may be the last place one would associate with corruption within the upper ranks of the government. However, according to many outspoken Torontonians, it deserves a higher place on that metaphorical list.
John Tory was elected in 2014, and has been Mayor of Canada’s largest city since then. While the Mayor has never been charged criminally or faced a public inquiry, many accuse him of being corrupt, nonetheless.
Constable Effy Zarabi, a former officer of the Toronto Police, has been an outspoken critic of John Tory. She accuses him of allowing corruption within the Police department. Zarabi was forced out of the job, after coming forward with allegations of harassment and sexual assault.
She frequently posts evidence and horror stories on her Twitter account.
Zarabi believes John Tory is responsible for this mistreatment, and should resign as a result.
John Tory needs to resign. john is a danger to women and as long as he sit on @TPSBoard he will continue to silence sexual violence and racism at Toronto Police Service using NDAs. john doesn’t care if women are safe. @JohnTory— Dirty shades of blue (@shades_dirty) September 20, 2020
is a corrupt abusive rat.#Tarnishedbadge #MeToo
Zarabi is not the only one making these claims. JC Chaos took to Twitter to call John Tory corrupt, describing him as an “elitist”.
John Tory is another useless corrupt Liberal that looks after himself and could care less about the people of Toronto. He’s an elitist and a legend in his own small mind. Stay tuned Toronto will start to look like Chicago and Detroit before too long. #LiberalismIsTheRealPandemic— JC Chaos (@Chaos_JC_) August 10, 2020
Mark Ingram, a London resident, made an additional claim of corruption against the Mayor of Toronto.
Fuuck John Tory!!!! Corrupt Mayor of Toronto!!!! Canadians will fix your wagon since the Corrupt Police are in Torys pocket!!! https://t.co/8SaRD7k4t9— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngramCDN) January 7, 2020
Another user speculated Mayor Tory may have rigged the 2018 election and created “the illusion of choice”.
She is nothing more than a controlled opposition meant to create the facade of democratic choice in T.O. most corrupt municipal election in history by John Tory & his corrupt elite friends! pic.twitter.com/wohV2QSXET— DMB (@dmbman0077) October 22, 2018
None of these users provided additional evidence aside from their Social Media posts. It appears these are opinions and speculative theories. However, the fact remains that many people are making the exact same allegations, albeit, citing different reasons for doing so. Unfortunately for critics of the Mayor (which there appears to be many) a criminal investigation into corruption allegations is not currently on the books, as far as public facing evidence would suggest.
Surely, there must be some basis for these claims, unless everyone is lying and wasting time just to make the poor Mayor look bad.