I live on a major, major street in the riding of Toronto-Centre. Apparently there is to be by-election held on March 17, 2008. Don Meredith is the Conservative Party candidate for my riding. How do I know this? Well, I have had campaign literature dropped off my door and there are a number of businesses on both Parliament and Sherbourne streets who are hanging his sign in their windows.
Then there is El-Farouk Khaki who is the NDP candidate. I know this because El-Farouk’s signs are up in the neighborhood (primarily over vacant lots/space) and his team has also dropped off campaign literature at my door. And I would like to add that his campaign team has got to be some of the most polite people who have ever knocked at my door. Dippers – who would have thought it?
Apparently, Bob Rae is running for the Liberals. How do I know this? Well, it is not because I have seen any signs in the neighborhood (this isn’t Rosedale) nor has any liberal party campaigners condescended to drop by my door – let alone left any material to read. I know he is running because the The Toronto Star told me so. In fact, if it wasn’t for cheesecake piece on Bob’s campaign in this morning’s paper - I would have missed the fact he was a candidate.
I haven’t a clue where the Greens have gone either – like Kermit says – its not easy being green. I do have a really big favour to ask of my neighbors come election day. Vote for anyone but Bob. I am sure Bob deserves many things but what he does not deserve is to carry this riding.