whew! in case you missed scout's smackdown, it was a doozy, but now the page has been closed for length.
that's a tough one to follow, but i'll do my best.
a google search of the terms "peter tabuns" and "deputy mayor" brings up 228 results.
why'd i search those? because for some reason, prue's people have an issue with it...
from their facebook page
TORONTO—The Prue campaign today called on fellow Ontario NDP Leadership candidate Peter Tabuns to do the right thing and stop referring to his experience as ‘deputy mayor’ of Toronto.
In the view of Michael Prue’s campaign, it is at best extremely confusing to inadvertently conflate the current Deputy Mayor role currently filled by Toronto Coun. Joe Pantalone, with its many powers and responsibilities, with the largely ceremonial roles performed on a rotating basis by the nearly half of the members of the old 17-member (one mayor and 16 councillors) who periodically served as ‘Acting Mayor.’
...Read the entire release at www.prueforleader.ca
pretty funny stuff. they've got a former councillor basically saying the deputy thing wasn't really called that, it was 'acting' and basically they went around cutting ribbons when the real mayor was out of town.
not very bright. not bright at all, opening yourself up to an accusation you fudged your resume. and don't think the liberals didn't already know about it. they've already had operatives showing up at events.
it may very well be 'inadvertent', as Prue's people say, but any liberal war room type worth their consulting fee wouldn't bat an eyelash before blowing it all out of proportion.