Saturday, September 02, 2006

Nominations Call - Local Politician of the Year

Local Pols deserve recognition, right?

Take Paul Ainslie, Councillor for Ward 41 in Toronto.

Ainslie, appointed to this post in February, has registered to run in Ward 43 in this November's election.

This has surprised some observers who mistakenly thought that, prior to the appointment, Ainslie had promised not to run this fall.

No, says Ainslie, I just committed to not running in Ward 41.

"There are two things that are important in politics: your reputation and your friends," Ainslie apparently said earlier this year. "If you go back on either, you are cooked."


In March 2006 your reporter made a similar promise. Don't worry, there is no Ward 43 in Burlington.

We'll have more nominations later. Any ideas?