News Release: Robin Hood Rides to City Hall

Toronto – (October 29, 2000)

At 2 p.m. today, on the release date of the Gomberg for Mayor platform plank on poverty entitled: The Same Old Horror: the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer”, Robin Hood will ride the streets of Toronto talking with citizens. At 2 p.m. he will make an appearance and speak at City Hall’s Speaker’s Corner at the southwest corner of Nathan Phillips Square.

“As mayor I will fight against this growing inequality. Societies with better income distribution have a healthier citizenry overall; that’s the direction we should aspire towards, not backwards where some prosper while others fall through the cracks.”

“Voters have a clear choice in this election. They can elect the man who dines with people who pay $2,500 a plate. I prefer mushroom soup with the people of Regent Park. As mayor I will continue to stand up for justice, fairness, and equity,” says Gomberg.

It’s time to elect a Robin Hood to City Hall and create a Toronto myth — where a low budget, grassroots campaign about justice can triumph over a powerful, well-oiled machine. Impossible? Not at all. Torontonians did just that a few weeks ago by sinking the Adams Mine juggernaut. And they can do it once more, for the Tooker.

The Gomberg for Mayor ‘Poverty’ platform plank