David MillerDavid Miller
is the 70th mayor of the City of Toronto
, 2nd of the merged megacity. He replaced former North York and Toronto
mayor Mel Lastman
A lawyer by profession, Miller is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School and Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics.
Miller is well known as a social activist and for being left-wing. He supports the New Democratic Party and has a picture of Tommy Douglas upon the wall of his office. As an NDP candidate, he lost a federal election in Parkdale-High Park in 1993 and narrowly lost a provincial by-election in York South-Weston in 1996.
In the November 2000 issue of Toronto Life magazine, he was given an A+ in a list of Toronto City Councillors, described as "the best of the bunch, hands down." Although a relative unknown in Toronto until his candidacy for mayor, Miller led the push to expose Toronto's MFP computer leasing scandal.
In the 2003 mayoral election, Miller's primary campaign promise was to block a proposal to build a bridge to the Toronto City Centre Airport.
As a councillor
Miller was first elected to the then Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto council in 1994.
In 1997 he was elected to the new City of Toronto council.
In 2000 he was re-elected, representing Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park.
Committees and Agencies
- Humber York Community Council
- Administration Committee
- ABC Ad Hoc Committee
- Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, Board of Management
- Colborne Lodge/Mackenzie House/Spadina House Community Museum Management Board
- Ethics Steering Committee
- Humber Watershed Alliance
- Junction Gardens Business Improvement Area, Board of Management
- Immigration and Refugee Issues Working Group
- Labour Relations Advisory Panel
- Oak Ridges Moraine Steering Committee
- Provincial Offences Act, Task Force to Examine Implications Inherent to Bill 108
- Runnymede Hospital, Board of Directors
- Swansea Town Hall Community Centre, Board of Management
- Telecommunications Steering Committee
- Toronto Transit Commission
As a mayor
2003 Toronto election
- Miller successfully led council to reverse its prior decision to endorse the Toronto City Centre Airport bridge. The vote, held on November 11, 2003, was 28-12 in favour of withdrawing Council's support for the bridge. The decision is supported by the Canadian federal government, but industry and the Toronto Port Authority are considering lawsuits against the city.
See also: 2003 Ontario municipal elections