By Greg Burrell, The General Ledger
Back near the beginning of the election campaign in Toronto, I wrote a post blasting the leading candidates for their lack of progressive ideas and unwillingness to fight for the people of Toronto (Toronto’s progressive political void, 17 June 2010). I commented that the race for mayor of Toronto had been disappointing for all progressives, especially because of media skewing the issues that matter, and the long campaign certainly has been nothing but disappointing. Adam Giambrone’s campaign self-destructed long before we were able to hear his …
Himy Syed, once a mayoral candidate, asked, “How many cities have walked away from something like this and what the hell do they look like now?”
5:51 AM: More hilarity, courtesy of defeated mayoral candidate HiMY SYeD. Begins: “We need to acknowledge the city staff and clerks, they are the unsung heroes of this.” (This is true.) Then continues: “I’m a member of Ford Nation. Nobody was gonna do it, so I stepped up.” …
“I do not want the official Toronto city library bookmobile to become a Tim Horton’s Truck,” said Himy Syed, who argued Toronto needs many libraries to serve its diverse, multilingual population. “If you want to destroy civilization, you burn the libraries.”
“The TTC is the canary in the coal mine, the coal mine is the City of Toronto,” concerned resident Himy Syed said at the meeting. “So if you don’t solve this problem, you’re not going to solve the other problem.”
Interest-free banking, Islamic finance, and takaful – the Islamic alternative to insurance.
Between what Toronto ought to be while watching what Toronto is becoming – Torontopia.
Capturing, describing and explaining to others what words often fail to do – photopia.
The intersection of rule of law & law of rules – where civil and human rights meet at the corner.