Eleven City Councillors Release Letter Opposed to Immediate Eviction of Occupy Toronto
A group of 11 left-leaning councillors has just delivered a letter to the mayor’s office, calling on him to leave the Occupy Toronto camp in St. James Park intact at least until the November 29 city council meeting, during which they are slated to discuss the month-long protest. Here is a scanned copy, in full. The 11 signatories: Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park), Shelley Carroll (Ward 33, Don Valley East), Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Maria Augimeri (Ward 9, York Centre), Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s), Sarah Doucette (Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park), Janet Davis (Ward 31, Beaches-East York), Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth), Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St. Paul’s), and Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre).
Councillors to Ford re: Occupation
Pam McConnell (Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale), whose ward includes St. James Park, was not at City Hall earlier today when the letter was being composed, but we are told she has now added her name to it, as has Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina).