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concerned about the quality of drinking water
Clarkes platform hasnt changed much since he ran in the
East York civic byelection three years ago, and in the more recent Toronto
The candidate, who runs his campaign out of the homeless shelter that
he uses every night, believes that his positions on keeping our water
and streets safe is his key to victory.
Our mayor isnt pressuring the province to make sure that
we have safe drinking water, he said. Look at Walkerton.
So many people died and got sick. That can happen here.
Clarke also wants to tackle what he calls East Yorks growing drug
problem by building more shelters and safe havens for the addicts.
Children weigh heavily in his view of Torontos future, and he
wants to ensure that theyll be treated with the respect they deserve.
Theyre our greatest resource, he said. We must
teach them well, inspire hope in them and get back activities for them
so that they do not get hooked on drugs or alcohol, or become violent.
Clarke also feels that Toronto's poverty and homelessness issues must