Penalizing Political Involvement
This is just what we need – more disincentives to get involved in politics. We can all agree that sitting on the sidelines and grousing about our politicians, without doing much about it, isn’t doing our society any favours. Mike Del Grande doesn’t seem to be one of those individuals. His track record includes two decades of membership in organizations like the Silver Springs Community Association, the Scarborough Homeowners Alliance for Fair Taxes, and the local Neighborhood Watch program.
He was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award in 1991, served as a school trustee for three terms, and has been elected to the Toronto city council since 2003.
Yet Del Grande was rewarded for his service to his community by being hauled before a human rights tribunal.