Sent to both the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail regarding the debate issue:
Mel Lastman was quoted on City TV as saying that he’d agree to a Mayoralty debate only if it was organized by the Toronto Star or the Globe and Mail. I am very interested in seeing a debate between Mel Lastman and Tooker Gomberg. I feel the two candidates have very different visions of Toronto, and that it is important for the electorate in this city to be given the opportunity by its media to see these visions. This is fundamental to democracy. People have a right to have the issues of an election campaign covered. The media has a duty to cover the issues of a campaign. And what better opportunity than a debate. So please take Mel Lastman up on his offer, and organize a Mayoralty debate.