Miller in a Heap of Trouble

Can you imagine Adrian Heaps saying that his refusal to join Miller’s executive board is “not a rebuke” to the Mayor.


Let me state one fact. This new executive committee is a first for a Mayor of Toronto. Prior to this new City of Toronto Act, a mayor never had such powers.

Some in the press call this committee the “Mayor’s Cabinet”.

So ask yourself the question: Have you ever heard of anyone in Canadian politics refusing the offer of a cabinet position? I haven’t.

Next to being a Premier or Prime Minister, the cabinet is every politician’s dream job.

Councilors’ actions are speaking loud and clear. One after another are distancing themselves. They know Miller’s time is over.

Strong leaders are not afraid of debate. Miller should have kept Ashton. Such would have demonstrated needed democratic autonomy. This would have brought a more conciliatory approach and tone to council, a fact even Miller’s critics could not deny.

Miller thinks he’s a smart guy, but boy does he make some goofy rookie mistakes.

Once again he went public with his intentions without ensuring his plan would be implemented.

To get burned by Ashton was embarrassing. But to have a rookie councilor turn him down is politically humiliating.

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