At last, much-needed very good news for our city: a progressive mayor who’s a grandmother who rides a bicycle. Despite all, she prevailed. Our buffoon of a premier came out for the former police chief who urged us all to feel unsafe. Our disgraced previous mayor, who ran for a third term during his affair with a young staffer and had to resign after only a few months when the story came to light, costing the city millions for this by-election, came out in favour of his clone Ana Bailao, as if we want to listen to him. Bailao came very close, at one point in the lead.
But human decency won out. Chow is a decent, thoughtful, kind human being. Imagine! In politics! After many years in politics, too, and still idealistic and open, but also, importantly, savvy and tough. Apparently the Wall Street Journal has already harumphed that Toronto has a socialist mayor.
HOORAY for our socialist mayor!!! Go Olivia!
(In the picture, her step-son Mike Layton is behind her. We are all thinking of the late Jack Layton today, another of the world’s most decent politicians, with him, as with her, not a contradiction in terms. If only he could see this.)