Kaneiaa Jaymoorthy contacted Glenn De Baeremaeker’s Ward 38 office when he had difficulty receiving a permit to build a fence on his property.
“Glenn’s staff came to my house,” Jaymoorthy said. “Glenn took the problem to the city and talked to the city.”
This direct engagement is apparently not unusual for De Baeremaeker.
“Sometimes my staff will come to your house in person and have a look at it (problem),” De Baeremaeker said. “I work very hard. We give good customer service.”
Tonight De Baeremaeker won his third consecutive victory in Scarborough Centre. De Baeremaeker garnered 10,310 votes (62.8 per cent), while his main rival Glenn Middleton earned 4, 169 (25.4 per cent) in the election.
The atmosphere was buoyant at De Baeremaeker’s victory party in Bombay Palace on 795 Markham Rd. The re-elected councillor was asked how he will work with newly elected Mayor Rob Ford, even though De Baeremaeker had supported Joe Pantalone’s run for mayor.
“I vote for anything that makes Scarborough better and Toronto better,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s David Miller, Rob Ford or Joe Pantalone.”