The Canadian Election

Well if you ever thought that Toronto was out of step with the rest of the country, all you have to do is look at todays election results to be completely convinced of this.

The general election is showing a Tory tide across most of the country, other than the little pocket called Southern Ontario. Well, I suppose that is a little unfair, but the concentration of Liberal seats in Toronto is significantly higher than anywhere else.

What does this mean. Well, in my humble opinion, there are a lot of downsides to this for Toronto. Hopefully the new Conservative government will not be completely spiteful, but you have to expect some political payback. Additionally, your powerbase drives your agenda, so don’t expect Toronto’s issues to register on the political map.

Furthermore, our very telegenic, but not very bright Mayor David Miller has made a fatal mistake in even getting involved in this election. He should have kept his nose out of it, but didn’t and this will cost Toronto big time. You want infrastructure money, have a bake sale. You want money for roads, ride a mountain bike - after all you keep claiming to be green. You have a garbage problem, oh thats just too bad, maybe you should recycle more.

I can’t believe that a politician that had been in office for more than about 6 minutes could make such a stupid mistake, but then Major Miller keeps surprising me, and usually not in a good way.

I suppose Torontonians have to learn the hard way - and I believe that lesson is about to commence.

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