Many years back, when Jack Layton was on city council, there was a proposal to truck off the city’s garbage to a mine in northern Ontario. Environmentally risky, sure to be more expensive than they were claiming.
Jack won the debate in the awesomest possible way: by using his question time to show a clip of the Simpsons where Homer becomes garbage commissioner and just buries all the trash under the town.
Today, Mike Layton, Jack’s son, sits on city council.
And the mayor’s brother has proposed a downtown monorail.
To you from failing hands the torch has been thrown, Michael.