THE DEMOCRATIC REPORTER
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Globe & Mail - Nov. 19, 2007 - BLOG by Adam Radwanski - Editorial board member and globeandmail.com politics editor Adam Radwanski blogs on all matters political, with commentary and analysis of what's making news (and what should be making news).
When Hazel McCallion popped up a couple of weeks ago with her "Cities NOW!" pitch, the general consensus was that the octagenarian Mississauga mayor would succeed where David Miller's "Once cent now" pitch had failed. As opposed to Miller, Toronto councillor Brian Ashton suggested, Hazel "actually scares politicians." Pretty much everyone I know who follows municipal politics (thankfully a fairly small contingent of my social circle) agreed, suggesting that unlike Miller she was far greater a force than her Toronto counterpart.
I'm not about to enlist in the David Miller fan club - not when he's spent much of this year coming off weak and petty. But fair being fair, it has to be said that the predictions did not exactly hold up. Having prevailed in this particular power struggle with Hurricane Hazel, he may not be the complete wimp he's been painted as.
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