"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

Saturday 8 March 2014

Da Vinci's City Hall

Da Vinci's City Hall is  playing on  channel  55 on  T.V.  Now. at 7 p.m.

It's taken a few weeks to get into it. There's no humor whatsoever . It's dark.  Literally.

The Mayor's role  is played  by ,in my view.by an unlikely personality.

But the theme is  politics behind the politics.The politics of the police and firefighters competing for power with the politician.

It's a theme long overdue  for the spotlight.

There was a time when Police Chief Bill Blair wold have been immediately suspended for his comments about the City's Mayor.

If not by the  Toronto Police Commission ,certainly by the Ontario Police Commission.

The Police Discipline Code absolutely prohibits the police from involving themselves in
politics.If the Police Chief cannot be expected to exercise discipline how can it be expected from
the ranks


Anonymous said...

Do you seriously think Julian Fantino did not indulge in politics? Give me a break. He just didn't get found out.

Every police chief is part politician. He has to be.

Should Blair not have launched an investigation into Ford? There were certainly enough reports of "behaviour unbecoming."

And this bloated elected official goes to Hollywood to promote Toronto as its northern cousin. Except that no one in the world movie capital can recall being pitched to head north.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your programs and catch up on your reading. About half the town is out of town doing the March break visits. This can all just simmer away quietly because it sure isn't going to go away.

Anonymous said...

The position of police chief is a full time politician. He/she are the go-to people for the board, city, union and media. They do more politicking then any elected official…..Oh the stories they can tell! We will never see a book or memoir from any police chief. It would completely destroy people's careers and our electoral system as we know it.