Well, boys n girls, the moment we’ve been waiting for is about to come. Olivia Chow is expected to resign her seat in the House of Commons for Trinity-Spadina and announce her run for mayor of Toronto on Thursday. About time! For what was looking to be a sea of 3 right wingers and one centre right candidate, Olivia Chow to date will be the only progressive candidate on the ticket. If this remains to be the case, Olivia Chow should be able to win while the other right of centre candidates duke it out amongst themselves and split that vote.
After all the stories of Fordzilla’s crack smoking, making videos threatening to hurt people while in an obvious crackhead state, hanging around with street gangs, disorganized drunk and disorderly behaviour, etc. , etc. ; it’s about time for change. If polls are to be believed, she would win. Unless other progressive candidates choose to run like City councillor, Adam Vaughan, to split the progressive vote, this should be fairly easy to Ms Chow.
Her main challenge, of course, will be in the suburbs, where Ford Nation lives and stick by him, no matter how many laws he breaks, who he hurts or how he makes their city a laughing stalk on the world stage. I mean, when you appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Show only to be their stooge, there is a problem. Not publicity anyone should have.
Ms Chow, with all her class should bring dignity back to Toronto and make it a city to be proud of again.
Her team is already assembled.
Congratulations Olivia and Good luck!