Green activist ponders trashing Mayor Mel

Rating: NNNNNELECTION WATCHWe already have a leggy drag queen challenging Mayor Mel, so I guess it was just a matter.


Rating: NNNNN


ELECTION WATCH

We already have a leggy drag queen challenging Mayor Mel, so I guess it was just a matter of time before a Green candidate got into the race.

Environmental and social activist Tooker Gomberg is “leaning very strongly” toward launching a bid for the mayor’s office.

Gomberg, who runs the city’s worm composting program and is also an occasional NOW contributor, would be looking to focus the debate on council’s ill-conceived plan to truck our garbage north, and on urban smog and the homeless crisis.

“In a democracy, it’s important during elections to have this kind of debate,” says Gomberg, who was formerly an Edmonton city councillor.

While the city’s environmental task force made some laudable recommendations in its final report last winter, council hasn’t yet put its money where its mouth is. And that could be reason enough for activists to get behind Gomberg’s campaign.

Although the Toronto Environmental Alliance doesn’t endorse candidates, Shelley Petrie says, “We welcome Tooker’s candidacy simply because he’s going to challenge the mayor on environmental issues.” SA

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