“She lied to me assuring me that she didn't want an expanded airport, and then she spoke at a rally at Bombardier and did support the airport expansion. We've had enough of that from elected officials”
- Jane Jacobs explains why she's dropping Barbara Hall and supporting David Miller for mayor.
Jakobek deals crazy casino plan
Wacky mayoralty candidate Tom Jakobek continues to roll the electoral dice hoping voters have lost all short-term memory. Now, like a crazed candidate on a Simpson's episode, Jakobek is proposing two casinos as the answer to all that ails Toronto as accusations about his integrity pile up at the MFP inquiry. Jacko claims the pay-cheque-chewing casinos will be great for the city's tourism. Perhaps the morally challenged ex-budget cutter would like to propose legalized prostitution too. It's helped Las Vegas become the "world class" city that it is.
Tough-talking Tory really to blame
Mel-Lite mayoralty hopeful John Tory continues to show he's a man of vision adopting the same campaign tactics that worked so well for humiliated ex-premier Ernie Eves. Tory has decided to mount a negative campaign attacking front-runner Barbara Hall as if she were the incumbent. Tory twists a Hall radio comment and then attacks her for the city hall's rotten record. Say Johnny, if anyone running can be blamed for the mess at city hall it's you since you were one of disgraced mayor Mel's most beloved backroom boys. Remember?
Basset beams at McGuinty slight
The ghost of CFTO founder Doug Basset must have been bearing a toothy grin election night despite his widow's boyfriend's defeat. The relentlessly Tory blue station paid new Liberal premier designate, Dalton McGuinty, the ultimate insult. They abruptly cut away in the middle of the new premier's first post-victory interview with the station to catch the beginning of an episode of ER. Take that ya dirty reds eh Dougie.
What's the hurry Paul Martin?
Bizarre to watch the passive coup taking place in Ottawa as Paul Martin continues to operate like a Prime Minister although the only thing he has been elected to is a back bench seat for a Montreal riding. First he calls for a meeting with Canada's premiers during the Grey Cup game and now he is calling his own caucus meetings. The billionaire Martin has a true blue blood's sense of entitlement but there's something macabre about Martin trying on the trappings of power while the heart still beat's in Chretien's rein.