Reinventing history, Olivia Chow-style

WHAT SHE SAID AT LAST THURSDAY’S MAYORALTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: “I want to put children and families at the heart of our city.”

WHAT SHE DID: As a school trustee in 1989, she voted herself an 86% pay hike and spent the most on expenses ($30,570)

In 2002, she led the charge at city council — along with her husband, then-councillor Jack Layton — to keep 112 Tent City squatters on contaminated Cherry St. land for four years. She protested against council’s move to ban raves — the biggest underground party scene in Toronto, if not Canada, at the time — where drugs like Ecstasy were rampant and one man died in 1999.

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