Why Mulcair is wrong: Toronto is NOT “Canada’s most important city”

Campaigning for Olivia Chow, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair called Toronto “Canada’s most important city,” adding, “When Toronto is strong, Canada is strong.”

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  • jayme

    Its the largest and yes its a very important city but what Tom has done is say what ever you want we will give it to you.

    • Toronto is in decline, there is less and less reason to be “here” any longer.

      • jayme

        That can be said about any major city.

        • Justin St.Denis

          You are spot on. Cities are too centralized and their downtown cores make great terrorist targets. I just read an article about how L.A. is “safer” from terrorism than any other major American city because it essential has no “downtown core” so to speak.

  • truepeers

    All cities are demographic parasites: low fertility, high consumption. Toronto is just the biggest immigration Ponzi in Canada.

    • truepeers

      Thinking a little more about this: if you forget about total numbers and just guess which city has the highest proportion of immigrants to native born, Vancouver might be the biggest Ponzi and my hometown of Burnaby might be the top of the local municipalities. And who do we vote for? Mulcair knows his stuff.

  • Edubeat

    Here we go again when I lived in Montreal people said it, when I lived in Boston people said it, when I lived in Toronto people said it…now I live in 905. I guess it depends where you hang your hat

  • Maggat

    Happily living in an unincorporated area on the east coast of Vancouver Island I must say, living in paradise, I fully agree with Ezra.

  • Yo Mama

    TORONTO IS STRONG, but then stench isn’t everything.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Good one!

      You would really HATE Rome, in that case. Very OLD aqueduct sewer smells prevail throughout. Kinda cuts your appetite for that excellent Italian ice cream, in my experience.

  • Shebel

    If Toronto is so important and strong then why is Mulcair supporting Olivia Chow ?
    She ain’t a Jack Layton any more than Justin is a Pierre Trudeau.
    And Mulcair—you would be no where if Jack was still alive.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Jack and Pierre were no great shakes, either, for that matter.

      • Shebel

        I was just attempting to demonstrate that the slope is definitely down hill when it comes to marauding the graves of the dead.

  • simus1

    Toronto grew prosperous under the rule of those mean spirited but usually somewhat honest people who championed those fellow Orangemen who worked at hard jobs while protected by high tariffs which disadvantaged everyone else in Canada.
    Toronto today is Canada’s largest and most unimportant city. It is mostly governed by leftist bureaucrat buffoons and their elected stooge fronts. The rare election of a mayor not of their choosing results in nonstop lamentation and rending of garments.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yes, we’ve seen that, haven’t we?