16 January 2007

The Wild, Wild East

If we just stop talking about crime... it'll go away...

-- Scarborough's reputation is now in the hands of Mayor David Miller.

-- Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly had issued a call for city council to ask the media to sign a "protocol" in which news outlets would agree to stop identifying Scarborough as the location of crimes occurring east of Victoria Park Ave.
For anyone unfamiliar with the Toronto area, Scarborough is known these days for its large ethnic population. It also gets a considerable amount of ink in the local papers for rampant criminal activity.

I remember when I lived in the city some years back, the issue of crime stats came up at City Council. Councillor Bal Balkissoon was quoted as saying then, "We'll just have to come up with a new set of numbers."

It appears that the commissars of political correctness are back.

In David Miller's "Oh, so politically correct" world... the solution isn't to fight crime, it's to hide crime.

I say we're better off with the facts, whatever they are.

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3 comments:

William E. Demers said...

Mayor Miller, mayor Miller. What a disgrace that man has become.

He has plunged countless dollars down the drain, has raised our property taxes, but has done nothing to help our communities.

A city like Toronto cannot afford to have a mayor like David Miller keep it from reaching its potential.

Neo Conservative said...

diversity dave, the metrosexual mayor...voted in with a huge majority.

you do get the kind of government you deserve.

one country, one people, one law... those old outdated values... sigh.

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Anonymous said...

Mayor Miller uses taxpayer's dollars for his re-election and it works quite well.

Him and his council hand over millions of dollars to numerous groups that claim to do good things for the homeless or the disabled or seniors etc. etc.

And the first priority of these groups is to ensure the money keeps flowing - by making sure Mayor Miller gets re-elected. The groups naturally generate press releases that resonate with Miller's campaign talking points, and there are so many of these groups that big spenders will always get elected.