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Toronto City Council

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Montreal vote result shows why Toronto Mayor John Tory may be vulnerable in 2018


"Valérie Plante came from nowhere to topple incumbent Denis Coderre on Nov. 5. Mr. Coderre, a former Liberal MP and cabinet minister, was, like Tory, a well-known, well-established figure. Just about everyone expected him to win a second term without breaking a sweat. Ms. Plante beat him handily. An engaging, energetic 43-year-old, she became the first woman elected to lead Montreal. She was a fresh face with bold ideas, including a whole new Metro line. Exit Coderre, stage right. … Tory is 63. Before he ran for mayor, he was a businessman, broadcaster and leader of the provincial Tories. He has many excellent qualities: intelligence, decency, dedication, an enormous capacity for work. Fresh he is not. No one would call him inspirational, either."
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Montreal vote result shows why Toronto Mayor John Tory may be vulnerable in 2018


"Valérie Plante came from nowhere to topple incumbent Denis Coderre on Nov. 5. Mr. Coderre, a former Liberal MP and cabinet minister, was, like Tory, a well-known, well-established figure. Just about everyone expected him to win a second term without breaking a sweat. Ms. Plante beat him handily. An engaging, energetic 43-year-old, she became the first woman elected to lead Montreal. She was a fresh face with bold ideas, including a whole new Metro line. Exit Coderre, stage right. … Tory is 63. Before he ran for mayor, he was a businessman, broadcaster and leader of the provincial Tories. He has many excellent qualities: intelligence, decency, dedication, an enormous capacity for work. Fresh he is not. No one would call him inspirational, either."

I don't know if that is going to happen here - most of our city council is packed to the rim "Councillors For Life" who have death grips on their jobs. Freshness seems to be something we don't value.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Term limits would be better IMO, but still, anything to shake up those councilors with death grips on their troughs! It will at least get them to compete against each other and perhaps shake up the entitlement in the short term.
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
Total bullshit move by Doug and reeks of vindictiveness and hypocrisy. There was ZERO consultation and debate. The people of Toronto should debate this and it should be on the ballot box as a referendum question, not dictated down from the ex-mayoral candidate loser. Didn't the PCs roll back the sex-ed curriculum because there was "No consultation"? Same shit.

Even if you agree with some or all of what Dougie is proposing, the process to which Dougie is trying to ram it down our throats is bullshit. The people of the city should vote on this after a healthy debate. That's democracy.
 
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