The best form of government is a benevolent dictatorship, but there’s a moral hazard issue. Alternatively, in 1947, Winston Churchill said “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” The weak mayor form of government, as we have in Toronto, is closer to democracy.
Essentially Toronto city council works without a mayor, and in this case was pretty effective. Maybe Toronto needs less bogged down democratic red tape and process and more proactive movement. We elected councilors and they have decided amongst themselves. In this case this was sufficient for me.
It seems counter-intuitive that Toronto would run better without a leader but this is how life unfolded. If council is still effective, then maybe this is Ok.
Toronto City Council Bans Plastic Bags, effective 2013 | Don Tai | June 7, 2012 | dontai.com at http://dontai.com/wp/2012/06/07/toronto-city-council-bans-plastic-bags-effective-2013/.