Friday, September 25, 2009

Toronto Mayor Miller not running for a third term

Toronto Mayor David Miller announced this morning that he will not run next year. He says he wants to spend more time with his family. Good reason!

This is going to open up the mayoralty race next year. The political landscape has just changed radically with the incumbent out of the picture. I'm betting we'll see George Smitherman and John Tory in the race, and I wouldn't be surprised to see someone from Miller's inner circle step up to represent the left.

I'd like to see some change at City Hall. There are a number of councillors who I think have over-stayed their welcome as well.

I'm most interested in watching how events unfold in the coming months as the various politicians position themselves for a 2010 election.