Saturday, February 6, 2010

IRuby To Run for Toronto Mayor?

Will IRuby run for mayor of Toronto? I guess some want her to. Should she?

"Could Brampton Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla run for mayor of Toronto?

The former beauty queen and Bollywood actress wasn't returning our call asking if she has entertained the idea, but those who know Dhalla say she has been getting requests to throw her hat in the ring.

While the field for Toronto's next mayor is crowded, the Brampton-Springdale politico would provide a strong, female candidate who would jazz up the race that so far has been filled with white, male front-runners.

"That's certainly a new spin on the election trail, it certainly comes out of left field," a surprised Ryerson University professor Myer Siemiatycki said Friday. "You'd have to think that this is a long-shot prospect."

Siemiatycki said Dhalla would face a few major hurdles, including the fact she doesn't live in Toronto and her "Nannygate" incident last year, when relatives were publicly accused of mistreating foreign domestic workers, a claim Dhalla denied.

To be eligible to run, Dhalla would have to move to Toronto or own or rent property within the city.

But despite her challenges, Siemiatycki said Dhalla's entry would make it a "much more interesting contest."

With the fact municipal elections have notoriously low voter turnouts, it could be anyone's race, Siemiatycki said. The next mayor could win with just 30% of the 30% of the city's population that bothers to vote, he said." (h/t) Toronto Sun

Update: IRuby has confirmed she will not run for Toronto Mayor.
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  1. These comments were recently posted to the comments section in the Toronto Sun article you reference above. I think the page is being deleted as I tried to see other comments and make some of my own but was unable.

    "This is stolen land so anybody who comes here should have the same rights as anybody else.

    Canadian and raped the land and so should share their stolen wealth with the rest of the world.

    Our group helps to smuggle people into the country and hide them.

    There should be no citizenships for anybody no borders and no countries.

    We take what we want and once we are the majority we will have our way!
    No One Is Illegal, February 6th 2010, 1:51pm"

  2. Toronto deserves her.

  3. Dear Anonymous human smuggler;

    1st, the indians did not have a nation here. They used the open range system that was used around the world in that era. They camped where they wished. Britain and Europe had the same system. If all was an open range we could not take anyones land because they did not own it. The indians lived in tribes very localized.

    2nd, England bought land from France as an entry to what we call canada. France had only a colony in Quebec after that.

    3rd, the indians had lived with the French and the Spanish for centuries before the English came. The English did nothing that the indians were not already doing of their own choice, that being to live with Europeans in harmony.

    4th, I grant you that the indians have a bad situation in Canada but, they are free to live, work, and study in any and all locations. I have known many hardworking and prosperous indians. They were my great friends.

    5th, the indians lived in tribes with a stone age culture before the Europeans came to Canada. They can still live that way if they wish.

    6th, The indians get many rights not allowed any other group. They can fish and hunt as desired. They can live in the forest under a covering of moss as they did before if they wish. They can cast a net across an entire river of stream if they wish. They can go lobster trapping without a license. etc.


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