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Duly Quoted: Olivia Chow, on Not Being Another David Miller

Mayoral candidate wants to be judged on the basis of her proposals.

“I’m not male. Not white. Want to start there?”

-Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, responding to a question from a Toronto Star reader during an online Q&A on April 9. The reader had asked: “Can you please tell us how you will be any different than the man that ran from Toronto with his tail between his legs David Miller?” After Chow delivered her response, reporter Daniel Dale followed up with “What about politically? I hear this a fair bit—the suggestion that you’ll be ‘another Miller.'” Chow then replied, “Please judge me on my proposals,” before outlining one related to supporting small businesses.