David Miller arrives $20 short of his mayoral nomination fee
Toronto Mayor David Miller waltzed into the council chamber, as candidate nominations closed Friday afternoon, with $180 -- $20 short of the fee to register for mayor.
After the joking jesture, Miller outlined to reporters what he sees as the key issues:
“How are we going to help people? How are we going to help the most vulnerable? How are we going to keep investing in neighbourhoods that need it the most? How are we actually going to build transit instead of talking about it for another generation? That’s what I’m hearing from people, and lots of blame to go around from the candidates on that.”
Asked if her fears the future, Miller said:
“I’ve got confidence in Torontonians. Torontonians never let me down, not once, and I don’t believe they’ll let themselves down. I think they will find a way in this election to vote for a mayor and to vote for a council who know how to build this city. Know how to do it properly, fairly and cost effectively, but know where to spend their money for impact and build Toronto. And I expect people to do exactly that. And I’ve got confidence in them.”
Asked what he makes of many people saying they're unhappy with the slate of mayoral hopefuls, Miller said:
“Well I think that speaks to what people are speaking about. Everyone wants city hall to be run efficiently. But building a city is a lot more than that. I think the reason I’m hearing those comments, you’re hearing them and everybody’s hearing them is because only one or two of the candidates have touched on issues that really matter to people. And those are the candidates who are going to succeed in the end even if they’re not high in the polls at the moment. They’ll be the ones who win. Candidates for mayor and council who speak to the real needs of Toronto, and about how everyone is welcome here, and how we need to support everyone, not just some people. Everybody.
As he strode out, a citizen said "Are you running, David?"
He replied: “From the media."