Think I'm going to write full paragraphs on a day like today? Think again!
- I agree with Calgary Grit. Layton's comments against the Clarity Act were a big disappointment. Not that I was likely to vote NDP, but this reduces my good feelings about my future MP.
- I haven't had time to review the Liberals' plan for cities. However, this Globe and Mail article quotes Mayor David Miller saying that the money is too slow, and mentions that he has ties to the NDP. On the other hand, an earlier article (that I can't find anymore) quoted Miller as saying the Liberal plan was the best for cities, the NDP one was close, and the Conservatives' haven't offered anything yet.
- The City of Toronto has a real problem with civilian control of its police department. For years, suspicious events have kept the police board down. Now, a couple provincially-appointed members are making a vote-deferring tactic out of abandoning meetings and withholding a quorum. The board chair thinks the province needs to expand the size of the board and emphasize civilian pre-eminence.
- Liberals faltering. The Star quotes Ontarian Irene Raissis as saying, "Let them be scared. They've been too smug." I'm starting to wonder if we can end up with a very odd result... Liberals in a minority, but so low that not even the NDP is enough to put them over the top. That will be interesting to watch. And, I suppose it would result in a new leader for the Liberals and a quick return to the polls.