And it’s all because former TV reporter turned Liberal spin-doctor Ben Chin was recently acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in the soon-to-be-called Toronto-Danforth by-election.
“Do you know how many people have congratulated me on getting the nomination in Toronto-Danforth?” jokes Lee, who has long hair and wears glasses and doesn’t look much like Chin, who has shorter hair and is seldom seen in spectacles, although they are old pals, fellow Korean-Canadians, and Citytv alumni.
Still, he is not the only Liberal flack who gets mistaken for someone else. Greg Crone, another former reporter and a dead ringer for Toronto Mayor David Miller, is frequently taken for the chief magistrate.
At Queen’s Park on Tuesday, Lee grabbed Crone and said: “Look, it’s Ben Chin with the Mayor!”