Macdonald concerned about traffic and crime
First-time candidate wants to see better city services
By Kris Scheuer
(Written May 7 for Town Crier.)
Teacher and coach Roy Macdonald is seeking to unseat Eglinton-Lawrence Councillor Karen Stintz in Ward 16.
“I don’t see it being a stretch going from teaching to politics,” said the 42-year-old, first time candidate. “I’m pretty good at bringing people from different personalities together.”
Macdonald’s worked as school liaison worker with students at Lord Dufferin School supporting kids both academically and emotionally. Many of the students lived in shelters or came from problem homes. He’s taught in communities from Jane and Finch to Lawrence Park.
In his spare time he coaches children’s hockey four times a week in the winter, hardball/softball in the community in the spring and soccer and baseball at school.
“I like to be a busy person,” said Macdonald, who lives in the ward. Continue reading