On Wednesday January 6, 2010, Veteran City Councillor Case Ootes made it official: he is retiring. He will not be running again in Ward 29 or anywhere else. This caps a remarkable career in City Council. During the Millers years, Mr. Ootes became the “conscience of common sense” and a symbol of “fiscal responsibility”.
Even so, John Richardson (one of the candidates for City Councillor for Ward 29) in an interview for the “East Toronto Observer” commented that:
“I think he has been an asset to the city. He is one of the few councilors who will be missed. But city politics should not be a career for life”. For that reason, Richardson also commented called “Ootes decision to retire commendable”.
On behalf of the residents of East York – Case Ootes we thank you for your years of service!
But now, onward.
There are currently six candidates running to replace Mr. Ootes. They are (in no particular order – but “Ladies before Gentlemen”):
If you are a candidate in Toronto Ward 29 and your name is not here, contact me and I will add you to the list.