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Since September 26, I have been a volunteer with the Miller for Mayor campaign. Articles before that date represent my decision-making process and all articles on this site represent my views only. Join the campaign; we need your help.
We Won

Results for all races are online, and the results are clear. We won.

For some reason, I don't have a whole lot to say about it at the moment.

A lot of hard work from a lot of volunteers went into making this happen, especially over the past few days. Our North Toronto office yesterday was a zoo. Lots of us were working from 7:30am (or earlier) until 8pm, and then went to the victory party, where there were tears, cheers and beers.

Thankfully, there was also some food there. I can't remember if I had eaten anything since 6:30 in the morning.

The place was so packed that my wife and I had the choice of watching David's speech through a crowd of people and a curtain, or on TV. We watched on TV. I liked David's speech a lot, and his answers to questions from Gord Martineau.

There were hundreds of volunteers down there who I had never seen before, and I'm sure there were hundreds more who stayed home. Thank you to everybody who helped us elect David Miller. Also, special thanks to all the people I met at the North Toronto office. Keep in touch.

On the campaign trail, I met a lot of people -- usually briefly -- who were working for other mayoral candidates, or for city council candidates. These people always were dignified and friendly. They earned my respect and I hope I succeeded in treating them equally well.

To the candidates, after seeing you at so many debates, I ended up with good feelings for all of you. Also, an incredible amount of respect for the dedication you showed through what must be one of the longest and most intense campaigns in Canadian history.

And love to my friends and family who not only helped me spread the word about David Miller, but also put up with the great amount of time I invested in this. Things should be back to normal now... unless I discover a new outlet for this civic enthusiasm.



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