I would think the current by-election thread is good enough for now, no? Until we've elected a new mayor of course.It's after 5pm. Time to close this thread and start an 'Acting Mayor McKelvie's Toronto" thread?
I assumed the election thread would be restricted to election stuff but I defer to the Mods - as one must!We've finally reached the end (hopefully) of the status-quo era in Toronto.
I would think the current by-election thread is good enough for now, no? Until we've elected a new mayor of course.
I think they have different purposes. The by-election thread would be better served I think to stay focused on discussion of the election and subjects connected to the election, whereas these "X Mayor's Toronto" threads often contain discussion of other city issues/events and aspects of the city's governance and life unrelated to or only somewhat related to the by-election. I don't think pushing that all into one thread would be advantageous for either conversation.I would think the current by-election thread is good enough for now, no? Until we've elected a new mayor of course.
When it was ascertained that Jennifer McKelvie would not be able to wield any strong mayor powers it seemed to be because all the acting mayor can do is hold meetings. Does that warrant a new thread or at best a cheeky rename of this one until we have a new duly-elected mayor? Surely the current chaos is still part of Tory's legacy.It's after 5pm. Time to close this thread and start an 'Acting Mayor McKelvie's Toronto" thread?
Cause Tory did not work for the family law firm and lets not forget the connections with Rogers and the rich boy clubs he hangs around.John Tory was a lawyer and Queen’s Counsel (likely now King’s Counsel). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1975. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978 from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1980.
Unlike Doug Ford, who dropped out of Humber College after 2 months, because he “was bored silly in the lectures.” He got his job at the family business because of nepotism.
So John Tory actually knows what he’s doing, picking the time when he will hand in his formal resignation letter to the city clerk. No sooner nor later.
The Star just wanted Ford out, period.I remember the headlines. Now tell me what he was convicted of? I was not a Ford supporter but the truth is he was never convicted in a court of law of anything. Headlines are not convictions. Tory said when he was first elected that there needed to be mechanisms in place because apart from criminal convictions there was no way to hold an out-of-control mayor accountable. No recall under our city guidelines. He said he wanted to put them in place, he hasn't. Ford's powers were curtailed by the council but there was nothing anyone could do to remove him. That is still the case today. The only person removed from council in recent memory was that Scarborough guy. If Tory had been embezzling funds for years there would still be no way to remove him.