MP John Carmichael reflects on daughter’s council victory

Says politics not 'a family business' despite Christin Carmichael Greb's new career path

Don Valley West MP John Carmichael says daughter Christin Carmichael Greb’s victory in Ward 16 Monday’s municipal election was not about following his path into politics, but about her finding something she wanted to do and pursuing it.

“I’m not one who believes politics is a family business,” he told the Town Crier Monday night, as Carmichael Greb celebrated her victory at Vita Sociale on Yonge Street north of Eglinton Avenue. “You really have to be passionate about wanting to serve and be a part of the fabric that serves the country or city.”

Carmichael Greb, an aerospace project manager, squeaked by closest rival Adam Tanel by only 1 percent over. She had received endorsements from mayor-to-be John Tory and outgoing councillor Karen Stintz, who did not seek re-election after abandoning her mayoral bid in late August.

Carmichael said he admired his daughter’s efforts and that she had been campaigning hard since filing her nomination papers in January.

“I couldn’t be more proud of her,” he said. “I think she’ll make an excellent city councillor and make a tremendous contribution to the city of Toronto and the future of this great city.”

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Posted: Oct 30 2014 3:12 pm
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