Whatever’s wrong with Karen Stintz’s intonation didn’t stop her from getting elected to Toronto city council. Yet taxpayers got stuck with the bill for Stintz’s voice coach, who set out to make the Ward 16 representative sound a little less like a key scraping down the side of a car. Money well spent? Judge for yourself. The Toronto Star has kindly provided samples of Stintz speaking before and after she received “vocal coaching.” Short of slowing down her delivery a bit, the trainer doesn’t seem to have made much difference.