Friday, September 25, 2009


Enough about Saskatchewan. Back to talking about Toronto.

I still follow municipal politics fairly closely in that city because of all the municipal politicians I met there, not to mention my own volunteer involvement in municipal politics there during the local election campaigns. Well, today was a big day for politics in Toronto. Mayor David Miller today made the best, wisest decision today in his entire two terms as mayor.

His decision? Why, of course -- he decided not to run for re-election!!
(To quote Fozzie Bear: wocka wocka wocka!)

Way to go. Miller did more for the city of Toronto by that one move than he did for the city at any other point in his six years. Oh by the way, thank you very much, Dalton McGuinty -- for nothing, because McGuinty increased municipal terms from three to four years and stuck Toronto with one more lame-duck year of Millertime whether they wanted it or not.

I'm listening to Newstalk 1010 CFRB right now and listening to people talk about this big announcement. Personally I think the garbage strike finished Miller off. He couldn't possibly go on after that. All in all, this is a great day for Toronto. Anyone's better than Miller.

Who's going to replace Miller as mayor? John Tory? George Smitherman? I'll tell you this -- the left has no standard-bearer to speak of in this race right now, unless maybe TTC chair Adam Giambrone runs. The left has an uphill battle finding a replacement.

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