Lastman, Mel

Toronto’s tiny, imperfect former mayor. With his dyed, permed hair and his loony wife, Lastman often appeared clownish. But through his first term as Mega Toronto mayor, he consistently got the last laugh because he was on the job when and where it counted. For a while, he seemed to recognize when politics is showmanship and when it isn’t, and he wasn’t afraid of anyone except those two look-alike who claimed he was their dad. In his second term, he lost it, got old, and was a clown.

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