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PAM McCONNELL Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale Council’s left wing is stacked with a number of impressive politicos, all of them hardworking. We haven’t always been taken with Pam McConnell’s more strident tendencies, but the 21year veteran of Toronto Centre-Rosedale and former school trustee has really come into her own. Her work on the police services board, where she served as chair until recently, has been formidable, the best we’ve seen in these parts since the glory days of Susan Eng. Ditto for her work on the waterfront as a member of both the waterfront reference group and waterfront issues subcommittee. At the grassroots level, McConnell has continued to be a strong voice for women, youth and children living in poverty and for tenants. She was also instrumental in bringing the Wellesley Community Centre, the first built since amalgamation, to St. James Town.