Monday, October 25, 2010


It's a brand new day in Toronto. Rob Ford won a landslide victory over George Smitherman for Toronto mayor; what's more, it's councillor Sandra Bussin out, it's six other incumbents out. Linda Jackson is out as mayor of Vaughan. Larry O'Brien is gone as mayor of Ottawa, losing to Jim Watson. The voters in Ontario finally sent a message, a loud one, to all the municipal politicians down in Ontario. The message, in a nutshell: the voters want to be respected.

Needless to say, as a former Toronto resident I'm really happy to see this result. It's a great day for democracy in Toronto.

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