Sunday, November 05, 2006
Vote for this guy coz I can't
Since I haven't got Canadian citizenship yet (eligibility to apply won't be until March), I'd like to appeal to anyone who knows who they are voting for trustee and ward but doesn't have a mayor pick to give it to this guy. He's a 22 year old student at Guelph-Humber College and lives near me according to this interview on the Edge 102.1 (and a good sport too) and has got his classmates and I suspect many other younger votes interested that otherwise couldn't give a damn.
He even had to give up his part time job as Leaside Garden Zamboni driver because unlike David Miller, he can't draw salary as a city employee while campaigning. To add insult to injury he was excluded from a debate at his place of work! It goes without saying that some are grumpy that other young candidates aren't getting his press but if the mayoral race wasn't such a bust he mightn't have made the same impact as he has.
I do like that he considers the annual 50+ homicides worth worrying about rather than just being content that it's "holding steady" or "worse in Detroit or other American cities".
Not exactly a full slate of policies but he's far easier to like than Pitfield or Bowtied Chretien Liberal hack and with his $800,000 from folks like Belinda Stronach, Margaret Atwood, Rick Mercer and various NDP types David Miller is pretty safe this time. Go on, you know you want to.
Here's some more media: