Letter to the Editor, Anne Hansen

Letters to the Editor
Toronto Star, Oct. 26, 2000

Dear Editor:

Are we reading a newspaper or fairy tale, when Royson James tells us (Oct 25th) that Mayor Lastman has “virtually no one to challenge him as mayor”, and that “Lastman knows homelessness”.

Really? When was Lastman homeless? Has Mel slept among the homeless outside city hall, as has mayoral candidate Tooker Gomberg?

Gomberg, by the way, when he was an Edmonton city councillor, was the author of Edmonton’s waste management facility that Mel so vulgarly seized upon for a photo op, after having the gall to insist that we dump Toronto’s garbage in Kirkland Lake.

Mel’s not exactly the swiftest salmon in the stream. I haven’t heard him utter one intelligent thought on garbage, housing, education, health care, transportation, poverty, or the environment. Is the corporate-funded media going to continue to glorify the shallow, self-serving antics of corporate-funded candidates – federal, municipal or otherwise — or are you going to report the good news that voters have a choice?

Yours truly Anne Hansen