Over the last few days while out and about on my summer cavort, I’ve been asked by some folks who still think of me as someone avidly if not rigorously interested in municipal politics what I think of the election of Olivia Chow as mayor of Toronto. Am I happy with the turn of events? Is she as socialist scary as some of her opponents said? How she’s going to fare, do you think? Continue reading
With Olivia Chow elected to be the next mayor of Toronto, surely we can write the final chapter of the interminable, meandering, wholly unsatisfactory, What was it even about? book of the John Tory era. Can’t we? He’s done, isn’t he? The rock has definitively crushed him in his one last attempt to roll it up the hill of relevancy. Hasn’t it? Continue reading
I have an Olivia for Mayor sign in the yard.
Pretty much by reflex.
Four days before casting a ballot, and I’m still unsure why she’s running for mayor this time around. Yes, yes. For a ‘caring’ city. For better transit. For more affordable housing. For a change from austerity and a baker’s dozen years of conservative rule, the clock down to zero on Tory time. Continue reading