, 12.01.2017 06:37 PM

Lisa who?

Well, this is kind of interesting.

What do you guys think?

Prominent Liberal commentator and consultant Lisa Kinsella is “seriously considering” running for the soon-to-be-vacant Ward 32 seat on Toronto council.

“I’ve been encouraged to run in Ward 32 and I’m taking my time to decide,” said Kinsella in an interview Nov. 28. “It’s a big decision — not anything I take lightly.”

Ward 32 (Beaches-East York) will be an open ward in 2018, as incumbent Mary Margaret-McMahon has announced that she will not seek re-election.

Kinsella with her husband, author and political consultant Warren Kinsella, have made headlines recently in their legal battles with the publishers of the Your Ward News free newspaper, who are facing charges of hate speech in connection with articles they’ve published there.

Kinsella said that fighting against hate speech in the ward remains a passion, and “I think everyone is aware that I am a Liberal,” but she said if she were to be a member of council she would put the needs of the constituents in Ward 32 (Beaches-East York) first.

She said that she’s concerned about “increase in crime in the ward, and the safety of young people. You see young men being injured or killed on the news all the time, and every time I hear about it I think of my sons.”

Kinsella said that she’s also concerned about affordability in the city.

“It’s really sad when I hear about young people talking about leaving the city because they can’t afford to live here,” she said.

5 Comments

  1. pipes says:

    If this is legit. I am in 100%

  2. Steve T says:

    I’d say go for it! The greatest thing about municipal politics is that politicians are free to support or oppose anything they choose. They aren’t “whipped” like provincial or federal politicians. Municipal politics is really a place to shine as a person (rather than just a mouthpiece for a party). Go Lisa!

  3. Luke says:

    Yes. Good idea. And if things feel right, maybe provincial or federal some day.

  4. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    That’s a photo of a power couple. She to city council and he to wherever he can make the most heads explode.

    And with that, all will be right in the world.

  5. James Smith says:

    Best of luck! Just remember municipal politics affects people the most, is the thing that will bring out the torches & pitch forks in the biggest numbers, is where the majority of NIMBY navel gazers are AND the political arena that 60-80% of people don’t vote or give a groat. You should also find both the very best and most dedicated politicians are & The laziest dotards snooze.

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