Letter to the Editor, Anne Hansen, Toronto Star

Letter to the Editor, Anne Hansen, Toronto Star, Nov. 7, 2000.

Dear Editor:

Why does the Star give coverage and credibility to Mel Lastman, who, one minute is the leading proponent of the Adams Mine dump, and the next minute says our garbage will never go there (Nov 7th)?

Mel Lastman is a has-been, a non-entity, on his way out. Imagine the arrogance of a “leader” who doesn’t even have the courage to engage in a public debate, and who doesn’t even have an election platform. Isn’t that what elections are all about? Mel’s non-participation is a clear message to voters that he’s out of the running.

Toronto has the privilege to elect Tooker Gomberg, a man of possibilities. Gomberg has done his homework, both as an Edmonton city councillor, and as a community organizer on matters of waste management, housing, transportation, energy conservation, and city design. He has a wealth of achievable plans for addressing Toronto’s smog, gridlock, employment, and housing problems. On voting day, this is a whole lot more compelling than fake moose.

Yours truly, Anne Hansen.