(Ezra Levant is on his way back from England, where he reported on Tommy Robinson's successful appeal, so David Menzies is guest hosting...)
In light of the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives cutting the size of Toronto City Council by almost half, the outcry from soon-to-be-unemployed career politicians and their useful idiots in the media came fast and curious.
But when I initially addressed the council-cutting issue in this space a few days ago, I joked that at least Ford wasn’t being labelled a racist by this move — because when it come to things the loony left doesn’t like, the race card is their trump card.
Then yesterday, the Toronto Star ran a column entitled:
“Ford’s attack on Toronto is an attack on urban diversity.”
This wondrous piece of fish-wrap is penned by Mariana Valverde, who is, of course, a professor at the University of Toronto, specializing in urban governance and law.
One particular excerpt stands out regarding the protest that took place at City Hall last Friday by the usual suspects.
“One impressive speaker was Ausma Malik, who in a streetcar would be just another Torontonian but who would stand out on council because she wears a hijab. Several Black Torontonians with experience addressing violence and poverty are also running for council, such as Walid Khogali, also spoke.”
Surely this is not the same Ausma Malik who was involved in the rigging of a student council election when she attended the University of Toronto? And who spearheaded a fund-raising drive for the families of the Toronto 18 terrorists?
And if the name of the second individual Velverde mentions rings a bell, Walid Khogali, that’s because he’s one of the founders of that racist collection of agitators known as Black Lives Matter Toronto.
In the final analysis, hopefully the progressives will come to understand that the vast majority of normal people are currently suffering from Outrage Fatigue, meaning that the left’s constant accusations of racism is now becoming so much ambient noise that people are simply tuning out.
Because at the end of the day, if everything is racist, then nothing is racist...
NEXT: One fan of Ford's plan is Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, who joins me tonight to explain why.
THEN: The always erudite Ian Lee, Associate Professor at the Sprott School of Business, comes on to discuss the Liberals' shaky carbon tax policy.