Rogers TV is hilarious, but I still love it. The phone ins are the best where the very polite host is pretty much a slapping pole for angry NIMBYfied residents that have a strongly worded yet weakly formed opinion. I get so uncomfortable when they superrant and always get preemptively cut off with the cordial “Thanks for your comments”. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have people talking on a television that can talk, and talk facts. I think we can all agree that most phone- iners are misinformed.
Was watching Miller answer questions from his fellow councillors just now. Besides him getting way too openly pissed and steamed, I think he did a decent job. Not many seem to agree with me, so maybe I’m misinformed. The pay increases seem fair (2% per year rather than most unionized public employees in Ontario getting 3% per year), but the sick days still get under everyone’s skin. Not to mention the implicit self-righteousness from striking 40 days over these sick days. I get the impression that the citizens of Toronto would have stood by to fight the unions, tolerating stench and statics. But Miller is championing the deal, hoping to get back to work. When looking at the editorials on his performance however, people stay steaming.
The National Post has an interesting listing of councillors and their likely votes. Their meeting was supposed to be this morning but haven’t heard the final answer.