I read this as "she isn't even that Portuguese anymore", and was going to respond asking you what the heck you meant by this, and to what ethnicity she is transitioning. I didn't properly read your post until I had it quoted in my reply. What you actually said makes way more sense.Bailão has to go. She's been negligible and the area isn't even that Portuguese anymore.
I suspect that Palacio is the vulnerable one in that three-way battle, but politics is funny and unpredictable, and a lot can happen in a year, so who knows.If you look at the redrawing of the council wards, her ward gets split into three pieces. She could be vulnerable.
Although I saw Perks in the past year or so give one of the best speeches I have ever heard at Community Council. A developer was proposing a new tower in an area designated Apartment Neighbourhoods. The developer worked with Planning, met with residents, and refined its project to a modest dozen or so storeys, and incorporated many other changes that Planning requested, such that the Final Report recommended approval.I don't love his shallow leftist rebellion against developments but Perks is a lock. So that leaves Bailão against Palacio.
Not sure. I do know that despite their ideological differences, they are both members of the 'big tent' Liberal Party, and they probably would rather not go against each other.I can actually see Palacio retiring and endorsing Bailao in a "Lib-NDP" race which may or may not involve Perks.
I can actually see Palacio retiring and endorsing Bailao in a "Lib-NDP" race which may or may not involve Perks.
Perks would run in the new ward 18, and Bailao would stay in 19. If Palacio is retiring there's no reason for Perks and Bailao to run against each other.Not sure. I do know that despite their ideological differences, they are both members of the 'big tent' Liberal Party, and they probably would rather not go against each other.
It wouldn't be the first time two candidates belonging to the same political party ran against one another. In 2010 then councillor Peter Milczyn ran against current councillor Di Ciano - both are card-carrying Grits. Ditto for Frank Di Georgio vs. John Nuniziata last election.I've heard that those in the know expect Palacio and Bailao to indeed wind up running against each other.
Such a smart person, yet he's relegated to the sidelines while Tory stacks his executive with the dumbest councillors in Toronto.I have the utmost respect for Perks despite him being a bit too lefty to me. I know he genuinely cares and wants to do right by this city, I know he has a serious and intrinsic understanding of how this city works and operates, and I know he understands how transit planning works. If he was running in my ward, I would vote for him because he is genuinely one of the best Councilors this city has to offer.