Daniel Kligerman

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Municipal Election

Yesterday was the Toronto municipal election.  Our voting location happened to be Frankland Community School, which is where we take Cookie (the dog) for a walk most evenings.  So while Cookie played with her friends (Oscar, Rudy, Leo, Rosie, and Lizzie), off we went to stand in the unusually long lineup of people waiting to vote.

The voting system was computerized: my voting card was fed into a machine that then reported whether or not it was able to understand your markings.  Because of this, they were able to tally the votes within a few minutes of the polls closing.  Too bad government can’t be that efficient the rest of the time.

One of our dog-owner friends is friends with one of the people running for school trustee in our district.  Before we went into the school to vote, he came to the park and it was nice to chat with him.  He was buzzed and a little stressed, but handling it well, despite the resulting chain-smoking.  Unfortunately, he didn’t win, which was dissappointing to us in a much more significant way since we had met him and come to know him.

Anyhow, the end result of the mayoral race is that David Miller is our new Mayor.  I think he’ll do a good job, and it’s certainly a relief to have Mel out of there.

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