I must confess that I am not a politician.
Why am I a candidate then if I do not view myself as a politician you may ask, good question. Toronto City Council is responsible for so many important decisions that effect each and every one of us. Over the past few years the general tone has been divided, vindictive, and stagnant. Does Toronto need a 3-ringed circus or a group of people from all ideologies to come together and make the hard choices to push Toronto to being the best city in the world.
I believe that I encompass the traits that the city needs, compromise, respect, integrity and willing to work hard. Our representatives should be working hard behind the scenes and less worried about being in front of cameras.
We've become accustomed to scandal, indifference, inaction. This is clearly indicated in the low voter turnout rates for all levels of government elections. Is there anything that can be done, sure there is... VOTE!! Voting is not only a right, it is a privilege. We must take this right and support candidates that skip the rhetoric and are engaged in pushing this city forward. Voting on emotion may only replace one candidate with another similar in nature. Voting on facts, on policy, on the ability to leave the ego at the door and do what is RIGHT, not what is politically motivated.
I believe that the city needs citizens to run city council, not politicians. Citizens who can agree or disagree and interact with respect. We need citizens who will consult their constituents, discuss the details, listen to experts and finally come to a decision. Not every decision will be popular, not every decision will be perfect, but each should be a step forward.
Keep checking regularly to my blog to learn more of what I believe I can contribute as your Ward 3 Councillor.