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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.

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