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John Parker Apologizes for His Inappropriate Message on Tweeter

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TORONTO City Councillor John Parker has apologized for writing a message on Twitter about meeting "hot chicks" in an exclusive interview with CP24's Nathan Downer on Tuesday.

Parker, who represents Ward 26 Don Valley West, created a rouse when he tweeted the message Monday after he attended the unveiling of eight new heritage plaques.

The tweet read: "Delighted and honoured to help unveil eight new Toronto heritage plaques and meet hot chicks in the bargain. I love my job."

The message was later deleted.

Mayor Rob Ford reported called the tweet "inappropriate" and said he was sure Parker would apologize.

Parker hasn't issued an apology.

Heritage Toronto spokeswoman Rebecca Carson told the Toronto Star the tweet was "surprising," but she wasn't offended by it.

Carson told the newspaper that the tweet may have been "kind of a shout-out" to her after a conversation she had with Parker at the event.

"He's not the typical council tweeter — he sometimes has these very wry observations about council," Carson told the Star. "So I commented on that, and said, you know, your tweets are kind of humorous and odd sometimes. So I think that was kind of a shout-out to that comment."

John Parker, an ally of the mayor, served as an MPP in the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris between 1995 and 1999. He narrowly won council elections in 2006 and 2010 from Ward 26, Don Valley West that includes Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park.

His Twitter account shows 295 people follow his tweets.

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