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Name: David Shiner  
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Date of Birth: 13th September 1953
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

David Shiner is a city councillor in Toronto, Canada. He represents one of the two Willowdale wards.

Before entering politics, David Shiner ran a clothing company.

He was first elected to North York city council in 1991, defeating incumbent Bob Bradley. Shiner was the only candidate to oust an incumbent in the election.

On council, his most prominent role was a critic of the province's plan to store 18,000 gallons of PCBs in the area. When North York was merged with six other municipalities and a regional government to form the new City of Toronto, Shiner was elected to Toronto city council in 1997. He was the only councillor to oppose a proposal to use both Metro Hall (the former headquarters of Metropolitan Toronto) and Toronto City Hall as the new municipal headquarters, instead advocating that the government be based at the North York Civic Centre. He was considered one of the closest allies of the new city's first mayor, Mel Lastman (who had previously served as Mayor of North York). In 2000, Lastman appointed him to the position of the city's budget chief, replacing Tom Jakobek.

A Liberal, he is regarded as moderately to the right of centre. With the election of leftist David Miller as mayor, Shiner's power on council was much reduced.

He is the son of Esther Shiner, who served on the borough and later city council of the City of North York as alderman, and later as a member of the Board of Control.

External link

  • City biography

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