The first time was when he suggested evolution was still "just" one of many theories that should be taught in schools. Voters soundly defeated him for such backward thinking.
Now, he has raised the ire of some by suggesting that the pay equity gap in Canada can be solved by women being more aggressive when asking for raises or, as he put it, "learning how to play golf". John referred to studies and personal anecdotes.
Having engaged in a number of debates on this topic, defenders of John Tory took to explaining how the business world works - personality and networking is as important as performance as a determinant of success. It's a shame that that's the way it is, but "thems the breaks" - might as well learn golf to impress the boss.
I'd humbly suggest that what we see as drive and success in business could perhaps be a product of circumstance. I'd also humbly suggest that there are barriers that people cannot overcome simply by being told that that's what they have to do to succeed.
I'd also admit the rules won't change overnight, but sometimes it takes leadership to shine a light on the fact.
I'd suggest John isn't that leader.