"I cannot support taxing the taxpayer."
On paying for transit expansion, July 9, 2012
"I don't understand. Number one, I don't understand a transgender. I don't understand. Is it a guy dressed up like a girl, or a girl dressed up like a guy? And we're funding this for - I don't know, what does it say here - we're giving them $3,210?"
On city funding for LGBTQ programs, June 14, 2005
"My heart bleeds for them when someone gets killed. But it's their own fault at the end of the day."
On fatally injured cyclists, March 7, 2007
"If you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn't get AIDS probably. That's the bottom line.... How are women getting it? Maybe they are sleeping with bisexual men."
June 29, 2006
"People want subways, folks... subways, subways. They don't want these damn streetcars blocking up our city!"
March 22, 2012
"This is an insult to my constituents to even think about having a shelter in my ward!"
On homeless shelters, April 2002
"Cyclists are a pain in the ass."
Then, after being told his words were unparliamentary: "I will retract the word ‘ass.'" May 25, 2009
"I'll try, buddy, I'll try. I don't know this shit, but I'll fucking try to find it. Why don't you go on the street and score it? Fuck, you know, I don't know any drug dealers at all."
Taped conversation with resident on where to get oxycontin, June 4, 2010
"I've never read that before."
On the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, September 5, 2012