biggest breakthrough is the John Tory Phenomena. In an
Interview, John Tory said “With
the kind of problems the City of Toronto faces, none of the
other candidates are “equipped” to turn this city around.
Toronto is a huge organization with a $6.5 billion dollar
budget, and we have fallen victims to career politicians
where ostensibly progress grinds to a halt where the result
is deterioration. I have a reputation as “a man of action”
no matter what organization or business environment I’ve had
the privilege of being involved with.”
Voters in Canada's most
populous province are waking up to a new crop of
municipal leaders this morning.
Among the big winners when
the ballots were counted Monday night was veteran
Toronto city Count David Miller. In his victory speech,
the Harvard-educated 44-year-old told supporters he will
deliver on his campaign pledge to end corruption and
In the nation's capital,
incumbent Mayor Bob Chiarelli was elected to his second term
on the strength of a promise to keep taxes low and his
chummy relationship with McGuinty.
But his victory was hard-won,
after political newcomer Terry Kilrea managed to pick up 37
per cent of Ottawa voters' ballots.
In Hamilton, supporters of the
controversial Red Hill Creek highway project were cheering
new mayor Larry Di Ianni, who claimed his win as "a yes to
Youth prevailed over experience
in Windsor, where 29-year-old Eddie Francis claimed the
mayor's chair over veteran Coun. Bill Marra. In Sudbury,
David Courtemanche is new mayor, and at age 39, another of
the youngest people to occupy the office.