February 16, 2013.
Over shrimps and crab ravioli, downtown counciller Kristyn Wong-Tam credits her father with instilling in her the patience she draws on to stay sane at Toronto’s raucous city council meetings.
The first time I went to city hall to see how our city is governed, I saw Kristyn Wong-Tam questioning the mayor/coach on the council floor. The topic wasn’t anything as contentious as her later campaign to ban shark fins. It was something mundane, technical, and non-partisan.
But again and again, the mayor/coach responded to Wong-Tam by misinterpreting her mundane question in a multitude of ways, until they’d run out of allotted time.