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The Mayor's Race

Vote Quimby

TRIBE Member
Now that the provincial election is out of the way, time to start thinking about the municipal election.

First thought: Why the fuck is Barbara Hall in the lead? The woman did nothing when she was mayor before, why do these fucking sheep think she'll do a better job this time around. Fuck you barbara, you had your chance.

Second: where the hell was Hall at yesterday's debate? Not a good idea skipping a debate.

Third: Does Miller have a chance? I much rather see him then that tool Hall. At least he has some fresh ideas. And a personality.

Thoughts?
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Vote Quimby
Third: Does Miller have a chance? I much rather see him then that tool Hall. At least he has some fresh ideas. And a personality.
I really hope so. I think he needs to step up his campaign somehow.
 

AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Candidates

I really enjoyed Tory's proposal to incinerate the city's waste and generate electricity. People always get a bit nervous when you talk about incineration, but the technology is very advanced and is currently being used in places like Denmark and Holland -- countries that are typically hailed for their renewable energy portfolio.
 
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OTIS

TRIBE Member
Hmm mbut what kind of pollution does it generate compared to nuclear or coal. Where would such a plant be located? And who would pay for it?
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OTIS
Hmm mbut what kind of pollution does it generate compared to nuclear or coal. Where would such a plant be located? And who would pay for it?

Problem is in many cases more energy goes in to an incinerate plant as what comes out. Additionally we do have garbage incineration in Toronto, its right near the beaches. Problem is nobody wants a garbage incinerate plant in there neighborhood. They are quite clean but do produce CO2 and a few other chemicals. But lets be realistic even if the smoke stack is puffing out water vapour nobody wants it in there neighborhood!!
 

Ditto Much

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Barbara did nothing her first time around. We ended up with NO DEVELOPMENT!! No new commercial building starts no new housing starts nothing. She did nothing for asseted housing, she did nothing for increased services. The woman didn't accomplish a single thing.

she had the chance to run against lastman twice and didn't take it up, her time came and its now gone.
 

AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Incineration

I'm assuming that Tory would seek private sector investment for an incineration plant. As for the location, why not use the lands surrounding the Lakeview coal station once it closes down in 2005? People who were willing to live beside a coal station in the past shouldn't have a problem with an incinerator.

With respect to CO2 emissions ... keep in mind that the materials being burned are generally organic in nature, therefore, whatever you burn is probably being re-grown somewhere and absorbing CO2 (unlike coal and natural gas).
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
I'm actually surprised the garbage issue isn't really a huge issue in this election. Shipping our garbage to Michigan is not what I call a proper solution. Tory's idea is a good one, but that's the only idea I've heard. What else is being thrown around.

I like how Jakobek is coming out with the brilliant idea of openning a casino in Toronto. Ya that's where our priorities are ET Sr.

*c*
 
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AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
Garbage

If I recall, Jakobek proposed to collapse the blue box program into regular waste collection and then separate all of the garbage at a central sorting facility.
 

xsre

TRIBE Member
I met David Miller outside of Davisville subway and he swayed my vote from my original plan to vote for Tory.

Especially now that we have a Liberal provincial government. I think that Toronto needs someone who can work with the province and the feds to get more money to pull this city out of the crapper. If the tories had won the province, I would have voted for John Tory - simply because I think he would have been able to better work with the province.

About Barbara Hall - Woman, you lost. By a huge margin. Get out of politics, you're old news. Go back to being a board member on all those non-profts and let this city get back to the world-class status it deserves.
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by xsre
I met David Miller outside of Davisville subway and he swayed my vote from my original plan to vote for Tory.
he seems to have a talent for getting people of wildly different political stripes to agree with him (and one another). i think it's cool.
 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
Yay Miller!

Hopefully that "Friends of Barbara Hall" pre-campaign fundraising fiasco will end in Hall getting booted from the race, and then those votes from the left can be grabbed by Miller. :)

Pete
 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by janiecakes
he seems to have a talent for getting people of wildly different political stripes to agree with him (and one another). i think it's cool.
It's like the polar opposite of Mel Lastman.
 
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Vote Quimby

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Originally posted by janiecakes
he seems to have a talent for getting people of wildly different political stripes to agree with him (and one another). i think it's cool.
And that's what the Mayor of Toronto should be good at. Too much politicking along party lines in the city.

Go Miller.
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Vote Quimby
And that's what the Mayor of Toronto should be good at. Too much politicking along party lines in the city.

Go Miller.
Consensus on a mayoral candidate? Is hell freezing over? :)

*c*
 
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Booty Bits

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so yesterday i got a letter (addressed directly to me) from the David Miller campaign.

the only reason i think that i might be on this list is that i am a member of the NDP.
so did any other card-carrying members get the same letter?

not like i mind...hes my favourite candidate regardless.
 

mercure

TRIBE Promoter
There's an article on the front page of Today's Star saying that Miller has jumped up to second place in a poll, 6-7 points behind Hall. I take polls with a grain of salt, but I hope it's accurate '
cause now's the time to have momentum, and Hall is so yesterday's politician.

the only reason i think that i might be on this list is that i am a member of the NDP.
I'm a card-carrying NDP member too, and I haven't got any Miller literature, so maybe they ID'd you some other way.
 

janiecakes

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Subsonic Chronic

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Originally posted by Booty Bits
so yesterday i got a letter (addressed directly to me) from the David Miller campaign.

the only reason i think that i might be on this list is that i am a member of the NDP.
so did any other card-carrying members get the same letter?
I got one too, and I have no objections either. :D

Pete
 
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