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Mayor doesn’t need more power

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Spacing thinks the most public of public spaces in Toronto should be City Hall. It is where the beacon of local democracy should fly highest. There are many discussions currently underway that focus on how our local democracy can work better, with an emphasis on the power of the mayor, city council, and community councils. One of Spacing‘s favourite councillors, Joe Mihevc, wrote an opinion piece in the Toronto Star today rejecting the need to give more power to the mayor’s office. More power in the mayor’s office is great with Miller at the helm, he says, but what if we get another Mel Lastman? Read Mihevc’s case by clicking here.

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