My Statement on Changes to Electoral Boundaries

I am continuing to meet you at the door and in neighbourhoods all over the Ward. Like many of you, I consider the alteration of electoral boundaries in the middle of an election to be undemocratic and reckless. It is a move that destabilizes the operation of not only our election, but of our City.

Unfortunately, we are operating on very limited and speculative information. I have repeatedly fought for open, fair and transparent consultation with residents. I stand by that principle. We aren't sure yet what the Premier will do or say next. Until he does, in the Willson for Ward 23 camp, it is business as usual. We are, truly, open for business. So please continue to subscribe to follow updates, volunteer to help us bring progressive, consultative policies to city government, and donate, so we can continue our work.

What am I sure of? 

 

Amidst all this uncertainty, these are things I am sure of:

A small council will leave Regent Park with less representation, not more. 

A small council will leave St James Town with less representation, not more. 

A small council will leave Cabbagetown with less representation, not more. 

A small council will leave every resident in our great city with less representation, not more.

On the doorsteps, you told me your City government and many departments are hard to reach or unresponsive. Fewer Councillors will make this problem worse, not better. I am calling on each and every one of you to help by supporting my campaign now, more than ever.

I'm a business person, not a career politician. I've been through a number of corporate mergers and takeovers in my career. Here's what I've learned: we continue to serve our customers (in this case, our residents), until the takeover bid falls apart, or it succeeds and the locks are on the door. That's what I'll be doing. Join me today.