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Veteran city councillor Kyle Rae quits

Reports indicate after 19 years, he’s packing it in
Rae won’t seek re-election in 2010
By Kris Scheuer
(For update, click here.)

So more shake up at city hall. Is this a good think folks? Let me know.
I just read several reports that Toronto Centre-Rosedale Councillor Kyle Rae is calling it a day.I first read the news in an article by Rob Lamberti, a reporter with the Toronto Sun.
I have since read it on numerous news sites.
As it’s midnight on Friday night/Saturday morning, I can’t confirm.
But plan to tomorrow or Sunday when I speak with some Toronto politicians on my day off.
I have interviewed Rae many times over the past eight years and will seek to do a one-on-one interview with him for the paper I work for the Town Crier.
In the meantime, the full text of what he’s reportedly emailed his supporters is all over the ‘net, but I read it first on the Toronto Star‘s site. I have posted the full text of Rae’s email below.

“Dear Friends, last week, I began my 19th year as City Councillor for Ward 27. After lengthy and thoughtful consideration over the last year, I have decided that I will not run in the 2010 municipal election.

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