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Thursday, November 06, 2008
Toronto: What is wrong with you?
While the world gazes upon the land to our south analyzing the election results (not just the Presidential races but also the initiatives), we should not forget the challenges facing us here at home. I lived in Toronto for almost six years, and despite my Western roots always found Toronto to be a great city to live in. I enjoyed my years there, and could easily see myself moving back there one day. Those days, however, I must confess, were days when I was oblivious to municipal politics. Not that I am any savvier today, but even I can tell when a city is going downhill politically. Its government has become dominated by men and women bent on destroying its infrastructure in the name of the common good. Here are some examples:
1. The City is demanding that Coffee chain Tim Horton's change its lids from plastic to paper! They can also switch to styrofoam, which of course is worse healthwise than plastic. But the average citizens' lives can be sacrificed on the altar of recycling.
2. The City is starting down a slippery slope of charging landlords fees for so-called services and inspections it will be conducting. Tenants: watch your rents go up.
3. Property taxes may go up 4% next year, because of projected revenue shortfalls. Maybe if you stopped chasing business away, and maybe if the mayor stopped travelling all over the world claiming to promote the city that is becoming so unwelcoming, the city could actually have its books in order.
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Maybe is you stopped chasing business away, and maybe if the mayor stopped travelling all over the world claiming to promote the city that is becoming so unwelcoming, the city could actually have its books in order.
Posted by Moin A Yahya on November 6, 2008
And maybe if the Government of Ontario stopped the forced amalgamations, where well run municipalities end up subsidizing the "ghettos", the city would be able to get its books in order. Forced amalgamations resulted in David Miller who figures he's Robin Hood. The feds are also responsible for the immigration excess in the city.
Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-06 7:46:24 AM
How about the city of Toronto, and the rest of the urban area around it, be destroyed and returned to pastoral farmland. Every citizen will receive an equal portion on that land to build his/her home and raise crops. No other form of economic activity will be allowed. You people worship money, and the less of it you have the better. Maybe then you can break down your racial and ethnic barriers.
Oh yeah - I also propose putting a 50 foot tall wall around the area to keep you people from infecting the rest of the world.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-06 8:14:45 AM
I kind of like the idea of all the socialists, naivists and reality deniars being concentrated in one place. They can all reaffirm their self righteousness with each other as they slowly slide towards hell.
I am rather loathe to condemn them. Rather I would encourage them.
Posted by: epsilon | 2008-11-06 8:33:14 AM
Yes it would be interesting to see if they could practice what they preached. I have my doubts as greed is a basic reflex in the Ontarian psyche. They'd kill their own family members for money.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-06 9:42:04 AM
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