And so it begins
We're sorry to see John Tory leave us at NewsTalk 1010 after four strong years taking you home in the afternoon but happy to see the race for Toronto mayor become serious. Today Tory jumped into the race followed quickly by Karen Stintz. Both are serious candidates who can articulate a vision for the City of Toronto.
The field of candidates in the last mayoral race was an embarrassment. You have to ask yourself, in a city of 2.5 million was that the best we could do? Where was our Bloomberg?
What is particularly heartening about the field of candidates this time around is that no-one will ever be able to argue that they aren't running on issues. Torontonians can make a very real choice about how they see their city in five, ten and twenty years.
One more thing: I had a few complaints this morning about mentioning Rob Ford's crack use. Sorry, it's relevant. It's not a personal matter when you drive drunk, degrade your wife, show up at official events drunk, hang with convicted criminals, and fail to show up for work. And it’s especially relevant when you do it again after saying “It’s in the past”.