Mayor Shrug

“We’re not in the loan business. We’re in the government business.”

This is the guy we’ve pinned our hopes on in leading the way to implement, for real, Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy? You got a problem, facing a money crunch and can’t keep a roof over your head? “You find a way to do it. You borrow money from your family. You borrow money from a bank. You take it out of your savings account.”

Mayor Tory is the king of shrugs, mindful, concerned but ultimately indifferent and ineffectual shrugs. He lauds good intentions but can’t get past his inherent distrust of the efficacy of government to help its citizens out, unless of course, you’re a driver stuck in traffic. Hey! An idea! Can’t afford housing? Live in your car.

“We do these things [things being, trying to help people from drinking lead contaminated water] because they sound like a nice answer to solving what is a very legitimate concern on the side of public health…


Mayor Tory’s just “seen too many fiascos” from governments trying to deliver nice answers to legitimate concerns.

“Neither of these [these being, items attempting to help people from drinking lead contaminated water] solve the problem, which is lead in pipes. So… ?”

No answers. No alternatives. No solutions.



“We’re not in the loan business. We’re in the government business.”

Hey, Toronto. Have you driven a Ford lately?

concernedly submitted by Cityslikr

2 Responses to Mayor Shrug

  1. I’m still waiting for the war on raccoons… and last night I walked into my backyard only to find 3 of them looking at me. The infestation has ruined the outdoors for us in our neighbourhood and a good friend of ours worked on the Tory campaign quite high up on the food chain and promised this would be addressed…


  2. Ron Wm. Hurlbut says:

    Poor Downtown Ginny can’t hold her dinner down and she’s not doing well is school.

    Lead poisoning symptoms in children

    The signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children may include:

    Developmental delay
    Learning difficulties
    Loss of appetite
    Weight loss
    Sluggishness and fatigue
    Abdominal pain
    Hearing loss

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