Cities – How do we make them work?

When Mayor Ford and City Council clashed over transit issues, many Torontonians witnessed for the first time, a political standoff that has delayed many important decisions.  Toronto´s gridlock and congestion can´t afford a delay to action and many Torontonians are concerned about the future of this city.  The standoff prompted Toronto’s longest serving mayor, Senator Art Eggleton to write an op-ed in the Globe and Mail emphatically arguing that “this is no way to run a city”.

On May 28th, WSIC will welcome Senator Eggleton as he explains his issues with the current leadership and how he thinks conflicts in council can better be avoided. After sharing his unique perspectives about the challenges this city faces and how a mayor could better deal with council, Senator Eggleton will answer your questions from the floor. The evening promises to be a lively one.

Senator Eggleton’s record of public service includes the Senate, House of Commons, and Toronto City Council.

Have you got your own ideas about how to make Toronto a better city? Join us on Monday, May 28th, at the Duke of York, and have them heard. If you just want to sit, listen, and have a drink, that’s fine too.  As always, the event is free.

Please RSVP using our Eventbrite page. Doors open 7:00, discussion starts at 7:30.

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