"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Tail That Wags The Dog.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Right to Representation":

To 21:04

And for that those who ran in the past for his party in our area against the established incumbent. Secretly I'm sure that they are just kicking themselves as to how relatively easy he got in due to the circumstances of the now former MPP's retirement. But that's the way life goes.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 31 October 2014 08:34


It's not the way life goes. It 's the way of politics ..an oxymoron ....because one can never predict politics...nor life itself for that matter.

It 's noted Doug Ford is turning his attention to leadership of ProvincialConservatives.

I think he was  already headed in that direction. Before  his younger brother received his terrible news,Doug announced he would not be a candidate for Council.He would be his brother 's campaign manager. From what better starting point could he launch a bid for the Leadership.

A robust leadership race is shaping up. Christine Elliott, Lynn MacLeod and Doug Ford are all heavyweights.

Doug Ford may have an edge. In Ontario, Toronto is the tail that wags the dog.

It's a tail considerably bigger and stronger than the dog.

Think about the Toronto mayoralty. Olivia was never a factor. Tory and Ford are both diehard prominent and powerful conservatives. Ford brought out 68% of the vote? Highest ever.

Toronto media did not decide it.

Ford Nation withstood whatever was hurled at them. They are an undeniable force.Not weakened in the least by the Mayoralty result.

Now think about Kathleen Wynn's Liberals.

The recent  provincial election was a freak accident that happened.

Hudak and Horvath presented it to them.

But the bill is still outstanding. The price yet to be paid.

Two construction sites at Lake Ontario. Chain link and padlocks and litter blowing.Abandoned, rusting  structures with incomplete price tags.

Faerie  dust will not make it disappear.


York Region Act passed in 1971 gave Councils  authority to decide their size..

There are no qualifications.


Anonymous said...

Ms Wynne has a problem with the MArs project - it just will not go away despite her rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

You begin your post:

It's not the way life goes. It's the way of politics.

I am finding the word "politics" and its human incarnation "politician" to be bordering on weasel words, words that I do no longer use and the sight and sound of which bring me close to upchucking.

The practitioners of this dirty word have for the most part no concept of what government is, what it's about, how and why it should be conducted in an open and responsible manner, and they feel as unconnected from the people who voted for them as the people who elected them. Both sides are blasé the one to the other and it is only periodically for a few weeks or months that an attempt is made to collect votes, votes that are generally in fewer number with successive years.

Look around your province, your country, the world. Find me one politician who is doing a good job. I expect you will have a problem.

And in my opinion the person who was doing the best job for our town has been defeated. She can be a royal pain and often talked far too long and occasionally off topic, but for the most part she got it right.

Anonymous said...

So Cllr Pirr's planned motion has traction. Thank you for the information, Evelyn. I was confusing it with the numbers required to go to wards.

Anonymous said...

Cllr Pirri's motion does have traction, but has he thought that one through. He has been elected in number eight place both times. If he does not find a way to bring more to his name in the next election, he himself will have eleminated his own seat!