Friday, April 20, 2007

Miller is smart to sit this one out

Toronto Mayor David Miller is no longer a member of the New Democratic Party of Ontario. In response to a Toronto Star article, entitled 'Miller leaves NDP, shifts to neutral', I had the following response published in the Editorial section of the Star's April 20th issue:

Miller leaves NDP, shifts to neutral

April 18.I respect Mayor David Miller's decision. The execution of Canada's urban agenda is long overdue and cities are not in a position to play politics. Tensions between provinces and cities are beginning to reflect the historical fiscal imbalances between federal and provincial actors. But unlike Ottawa and the provinces, cities bear no space within the constitutional arena.
Miller should continue to take baby steps toward a more sustainable urban agenda.

Rahul Mediratta, Toronto

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