What Else Do I Want in 2006?
There is another election in November, to elect the Mayor of Toronto. David Miller has got to go. His "reaction" to the Boxing Day shootings on Yonge Street has been totally inadequate. Instead of putting the blame where it belongs: at these gangs, criminals, and persons of a certain ethnic group who are causing all of the problems, he sympathizes with the criminals and instead blames his usual suspects: American guns, social ills and the so-called "root cause" of criminal activity etc. etc. And then he came out opposed to having cameras on the street. Right now they have absolutely no leads on who the suspects are.... cameras would provide immediate visual identification. Their usefulness has been proven over in the UK, especially after the 7/7 London bombings, and have been used to catch multiple crimes. Miller's solution to everything is more taxpayer-funded social programs.
Jane Pitfield is the first person who will be declaring her candidacy for mayor. As a right-leaning councillor, I will definitely support her over Miller. Who I would really like to run, like all other right-leaning Torontonians, is Julian Fantino. If he does, let's hope that Pitfield is smart enough to drop out, so as to not split the vote for the right.