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Ford unveils TCHC nomination committee

Mayor Rob Ford announced the three-member panel Tuesday that will make recommendations on who should fill the seven vacant civilian spots on the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) board.

City Councillor Paul Ainslie, lawyer Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti and Bahadur Madhani, the chair of the YMCA of Greater Toronto, will offer their recommendations, which will be presented at City Hall June 14.

“All three members have a number of years’ experience in municipal affairs and have contributed to many community organizations. Their diverse experience will provide great assistance to Council in helping appoint the seven citizen members to the TCHC Board,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday.

Two tenant representatives to the board will be elected through a separate process.

A report by the city’s auditor released in late February that listed examples of misspending led to the dissolution of the TCHC board. The agency’s CEO, Keiko Nakamura, was fired after she refused to step down.

Former city councilllor Case Ootes was appointed to temporarily take control of the TCHC.