David Miller

63 Mayor of Toronto David Miller

David Raymond Miller is a Canadian politician. He was the 63rd Mayor of Toronto and the second since the 1998 amalgamation. He was elected to the position in 2003 for a three-year term and re-elected in 2006 for a four-year term. He entered politics as a member of the New Democratic Party, although his mayoral campaign and terms in office were without any formal party affiliation. He did not renew his party membership in 2007.
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New contender emerges to become Wall Street's top cop: sources
Reuters.com - 10 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Miller, a white collar defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, has emerged as a candidate to succeed Preet Bharara as the next Manhattan U.S. attorney, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Investors like Wells Fargo - Catalyst Funds' David Miller
Reuters.com - 10 months
Wells Fargo might be doing better than everyone thinks, says David Miller, chief investment officer officer at Catalyst Funds. Investors are buying into the stock after it got depressed by the unauthorized accounts scandal. Aleksandra Michalska reports.
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Iowa Pipeline Leaks 140,000 Gallons Of Fuel In Largest U.S. Diesel Spill Since 2010
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP.N) said on Thursday its refined products pipeline in Worth County, Iowa, remained shut after spilling about 3,300 barrels of diesel. The spill, equivalent to nearly 140,000 gallons of fuel, is the largest diesel spill in the U.S. since 2010, federal authorities confirmed to the Associated Press. Magellan said it expects to begin pipeline repairs later on Thursday but did not have an estimate on when pipeline operations will resume on the damaged segment of its system. “We do not expect this incident to disrupt supply of gasoline, diesel and other refined petroleum products in the region,” Magellan said in an emailed statement. The spill comes as pipeline safety has become a hot-button issue in the United States. Protesters and environmental activists rallied for months against plans to route the Dakota Access pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it threatened water resources and sacred Native America...
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Thailand tourist murders: amnesty seeks torture claims probe after two convicted - Daily Mail
Google News - about 2 years
Daily Mail Thailand tourist murders: amnesty seeks torture claims probe after two convicted Daily Mail Amnesty International has called for a full investigation into claims that two Burmese migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers in Thailand were tortured. The family of victim David Miller described the long-awaited verdict, delivered at ... Thailand British tourist murders: Myanmar men handed death penaltyThe Australian (blog) Burmese migrants accused of murdering on Thai island are found GUILTYDaily Mail all 779 news articles »
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NASA Spinoff 2016 Highlights Space Technologies Used in Daily Life on Earth
Yahoo News - about 2 years
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer. "Technology transfer is the agency's oldest continuously operated mission, but our work is ongoing and of continuing significance," said NASA Chief Technologist David Miller.
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Here's Why Academics Should Write for the Public
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Jonathan Wai, Duke University and David Miller, Northwestern University There's been much discussion about the needless complexity of academic writing. In a widely read article in The Chronicle of Higher Education last year, Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at Harvard and author of several acclaimed books including The Sense of Style, analyzed why academic writing is "turgid, soggy, wooden, bloated, clumsy, obscure, unpleasant to read, and impossible to understand." More recently, Jeff Camhi, professor emeritus of biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discovered how much academic authors struggle when trying to write for a lay audience. He suggested writing programs should "develop a night course in creative nonfiction writing, specifically for professors." We think learning to write creative nonfiction isn't a bad idea. But we disagree with Camhi's suggestion that academics need a night course for this. We propose something simpler: academics just nee...
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Here's why academics should write for the public
The Huffington Post - about 2 years
Jonathan Wai, Duke University and David Miller, Northwestern University There's been much discussion about the needless complexity of academic writing. In a widely read article in The Chronicle of Higher Education last year, Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at Harvard and author of several acclaimed books including The Sense of Style, analyzed why academic writing is "turgid, soggy, wooden, bloated, clumsy, obscure, unpleasant to read, and impossible to understand." More recently, Jeff Camhi, professor emeritus of biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discovered how much academic authors struggle when trying to write for a lay audience. He suggested writing programs should "develop a night course in creative nonfiction writing, specifically for professors." We think learning to write creative nonfiction isn't a bad idea. But we disagree with Camhi's suggestion that academics need a night course for this. We propose something simpler: academics just nee...
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Mayors Take On Crucial Roles Fighting Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 2 years
As the world considers how to respond to our changing climate, mayors have become even more critical in not only driving a global discussion but leading their cities toward more sustainable futures. The vast majority of cities are located in coastal regions, putting their inhabitants at greater risks from rising sea levels and hurricanes. Urban residents look to mayors not just to respond to natural disasters but to increase the resilience of cities by implementing climate adaptation plans. When the United Nations Climate Change Conference convenes in Paris on Nov. 30, a group of American mayors will be in attendance, representing 100 city leaders from across the United States who have committed to reducing emissions, tracking progress and preparing for the impact a changing climate will have on communities. “Supporting a global climate agreement is critically important for cities around the world,” Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and president of the National League of...
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(VIDEO) AOL Touts Creative Advertising Delivered in Real-Time
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Data will drive the effective customization of advertising and will measure its impact, says David Miller, VP for Ad Management, in explaining the value of the recently introduced ONE by AOL for Advertisers.  The creative process will happen in real-time, he notes. You can find this post on Beet.TV. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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David Miller dreams of playing Test cricket for South Africa
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
David Miller dreams of playing Tests for South Africa
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Thomas G. Prigge
Hometown Source - almost 3 years
Thomas G. Prigge, 50, of Cambridge, MN, formerly of Bemidji, passed away on April 12, 2015 at his home in Cambridge. Tom was born in Rochester, MN to Kenneth and Dorothy Prigge on July 28, 1964. He went to school in Owatonna, MN and then Bemidji, MN. Tom graduated from Bemidji High School in 1982. He worked hard from a very early age. He worked in the restaurant business with Perkin's, Hardee's and Burger King and became a manager, which eventually brought him to Arizona. Later, he came back to Bemidji and began a career with Henry's Foods (or the "Treat Job" as Hannah called it then). He met Karen Gutterud at the Henry's Food Show in September of 1994. They were engaged in December and married the following year. Tom and Karen had two daughters, Hannah and Haley. Tom was very proud of his girls and even though he wanted to teach them to work for whatever they wanted, he loved bringing things home that he thought they would like. Tom loved camping and boating with Karen and...
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California Proposal Could Roll Back Wage Increases For Tens Of Thousands
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
This story originally appeared on Capital & Main. Capital & Main has confirmed that a proposed California law could upend existing minimum wage laws across the state, potentially rolling back wage increases for tens of thousands of people. If passed, the legislation could invalidate wage hikes approved by voters in some of the state’s largest cities, including San Francisco and Oakland. Assembly Bill 669 is backed by the California Restaurant Association (CRA) and is being championed by Assemblyman Tom Daly, a Democrat from the Orange County city of Anaheim. The legislation’s target is tipped workers – under Daly’s proposal, the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would be capped at $9 if their total hourly compensation, meaning base wage and tips, is $15 an hour or more. If, for example, an Oakland waitress earns that city’s current minimum wage of $12.25 an hour, and additionally makes $3 in hourly tips, her pay will be adjusted downward to $9 an hour plus her $...
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Pakistan v South Africa: Cricket World Cup – live!
Guardian (UK) - almost 3 years
Live updates from the Group B match at Eden Park, Auckland Ali Martin: ten talking points from the third week Dileep Premachandran: MS Dhoni calmly steers India on to cruise control Email nick.miller@theguardian.com or tweet @NickMiller79 6.39am GMT 11th over: South Africa 67-3 (Rossouw 0, De Villiers 0) - South Africa require another 165 runs to win Here’s AB, and Riaz greets him with a cracking shortish one that acts as a cricketing version of smelling salts, at least letting the new man know he’s awake. No runs though, and a second wicket maiden in a row has given Pakistan a sniff. 6.36am GMT Now then. Wahab Riaz is the new bowler, and he strikes first up as Amla tries a late cut that is a little too late, arriving only in time to nick one through to the keeper who takes a brilliant one-handed catch down to his right. There’s a brief moment where the umpires check it carried, even though it very clearly had. Makes it interesting, at least. 6.34am GMT 10th over: So...
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    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 53
    He has also announced a plan to build more than 1,000 kilometres of bike lanes by 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 52
    In 2011, he joined NYU Poly as a faculty member.
    He subsequently served as an advisor on urban issues at the World Bank from 2011 to 2013.
  • 2010
    Age 51
    In early October 2010, Miller gave his endorsement to Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, who claimed that he was “no clone of David Miller”, but whose platform largely continued the status quo with Miller's policies, in contrast to the other mayoral candidates who advocated sweeping changes.
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    A similar number also preferred that the proposals to be debated in the 2010 municipal election before being implemented, as Miller did not mention new taxes during the 2006 campaign.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    On September 25, 2009 Miller announced that he would not seek a third term as mayor in the 2010 election, citing family reasons.
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    After declining poll numbers, Miller announced on September 25, 2009 that he would not seek a third term as mayor in the 2010 election, citing family reasons.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In early May 2007, mayors from Canada's 22 largest cities gave their unanimous support to the one-cent plan.
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  • 2006
    Age 47
    In late October 2006, Miller proposed that Toronto's 200,000 landed immigrants be permitted to vote in municipal elections.
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    In his campaign platform, released November 1, 2006, Miller promised 4,000 units of affordable housing, a mandatory lobbyist registry, and a further expansion of the green bin program into apartments and condominiums.
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    Miller outlined his waterfront renewal plan in October 2006, highlighted by of new public spaces and parks from Scarborough to Etobicoke.
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    Miller reassembled his first mayoral campaign team for his 2006 re-election bid.
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    Miller tried to create a mandatory lobbyist registry in September 2006, but council voted to refer the matter for further study.
    Miller strongly supported the McGuinty government's 2006 budget, which included an immediate $200 million boost for Toronto.
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    Despite ideological differences, Miller commended Stephen Harper, who was elected as Martin's successor in 2006, for taking urban issues seriously.
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    According to one report, Churley briefly mused challenging him for mayor in 2006 before deciding not to do so.
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    Miller reiterated his opposition to trash incineration in the 2006 mayoral campaign.
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    He also introduced a new "Building A Great City website in 2006, allowing Torontonians to follow the development of key issues on city council.
    In June 2006, he led council in approving a measure to permit the mayor to appoint heads of committees.
    Miller was profiled in the April 2006 edition of Vanity Fair magazine, which praised his environmental record.
    In February 2006, the Toronto Police Services Board unanimously supported a policy to have officers refrain from asking witnesses and victims of crime about their immigration status.
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    Miller clashed with Toronto Board of Trade President and CEO Glen Grunwald at a February 2006 budgetary consultation meeting, after Grunwald presented a number of policy measures designed to solve Toronto's budget shortfall.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    Initially skeptical about the "strong-mayor system", where the mayor holds increased powers relative to other councillors, Miller endorsed a 2005 panel report which gave the mayor additional powers and created a formal city executive.
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    In 2005, he wrote that the City of Toronto Act will "give the city freedom and flexibility to deliver services creatively and effectively", and that it "will essentially be Toronto's constitution".
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    Under Miller's direction, Toronto withdrew from the AMO in 2005.
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    A poll taken by Ipsos-Reid in October 2005 showed that the mayor, council, police and judges all received low to middling grades from the Toronto public in their handling of increased gang activity.
    Monte Solberg of the Conservative Party met with Miller in June 2005, and told Miller that the Conservative Party would honour existing agreements for waterfront renewal if elected.
    In 2005, when federal Social Development Minister Ken Dryden was planning a national childcare strategy, Miller spoke in favour of a system based around public delivery.
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    In June 2005, Miller welcomed a federal commitment to provide $1.9 billion to Ontario municipalities over five years from federal gas tax revenues.
    He was a prominent supporter of the Martin government's 2005 budget, and argued against bringing down the minority Liberal government to force a summer election.
    In late 2005, Miller helped convince the city to invest $9.8 million in a new soccer-specific stadium at Exhibition Place, which was later named BMO Field.
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    He introduced "Toronto Unlimited" as Toronto's new promotional slogan in the summer of 2005.
    Toronto also received $500,000 from the federal government for cultural spending in 2005, and Miller led Toronto in hosting a year-long festival of the arts in 2006.
    He was himself designated as the board's chair, and convened its first meeting in February 2005.
    In May 2005, Miller's administration presided over the approval of 6,500 new units of housing on brownfield land near the Don River.
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    In early 2005, Miller helped steer a motion through council which banned the homeless from sleeping in Nathan Phillips Square.
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    Miller described James's accusation as "categorically false", acknowledging that the city received a conditional proposal in 2005 but denying that any formal offer was made or that a price was negotiated.
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    In 2005, Miller led the city in renewing its contract with Republic for five years.
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    In early 2005, he and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley made a joint address to the Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Miller was the first Canadian mayor to address the meeting.
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    In late 2005, Miller endorsed a policy which shifted a portion of Toronto's property tax burden from businesses and commercial operators to homeowners.
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    Miller engaged in a scaled-back consultation process prior to delivering his second budget in 2005.
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    In October 2005, Miller announced $70 million in waterfront investments over five years, dedicated toward new boardwalks, promenades, public places and related attractions.
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    In April 2005, Miller encouraged council to begin work on a bid to host the Expo 2015 world fair.
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    After a series of gang-related shootings in summer 2005, Miller argued that lax American gun laws were creating unsafe conditions in Toronto.
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    Miller indicated that he would take a seat on the Police Services Board halfway through his first term, and replaced Ootes during the city's mid-term shuffle of positions in May 2005.
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    In an effort to move beyond previous hostilities, Miller awarded Fantino with the Key to the City on April 14, 2005.
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    In March 2005, Miller asked of the Police Services Board that he be granted a participatory role in the selection of the next police chief.
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    In early 2005, Miller argued that Fantino's replacement as Chief of Police should revamp the city's scheduling practices.
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    With Miller's permission, the TTC approved a small fare increase in early 2005.
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    Miller welcomed this investment, but later criticized the McGuinty government for including a planned cash bailout in early 2005 as part of its larger grant, rather than as a separate cash investment.
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    Miller's first term as mayor focused on issues such as waterfront renewal, public transit and municipal reform. He also shifted toward a focus on community safety issues following an increase in gun violence during 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 45
    In early 2004, Miller re-introduced an hour-long call-in television show called The Mayor on CablePulse 24.
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    In April 2004, a small number of Toronto officers were charged with aiding figures connected to the Hells Angels biker gang.
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    Miller convened a meeting of Canada's major urban mayors in January 2004, and argued at the summit that Canadian cities needed enhanced powers of governance to deal with a variety modern challenges.
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  • 2003
    Age 44
    He first led a city-wide poll on 22 October 2003, scoring 31% support against 29% for Hall and 23% for John Tory.
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    Miller's polling numbers stalled around 12-13% for most of 2003, but increased in October when front-runner Hall suddenly lost much of her support.
    At the start of the campaign in early 2003, Barbara Hall led by a wide margin, with John Nunziata a distant second, while Miller and Tory initially had support in single digits.
    The bridge became a major issue when he ran for mayor during the 2003 campaign.
    A former politician, Miller was the 63rd Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010.
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  • 2002
    Age 43
    During Miller's tenure, Toronto has also expanded its Green Bin recycling program, a composting project designed to reduce the amount of waste that Toronto ships to landfills. The project was initiated in Etobicoke in 2002, and the other areas of Toronto have been added since Miller's election as mayor.
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    Mayor Mel Lastman and Miller had an adversarial relationship on council. This was exemplified during a May 2002 debate when Lastman yelled at Miller, "You will never be mayor of this city because you say stupid and dumb things!" Miller later remarked that the exchange was what encouraged him to run for mayor.
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    In April 2002, the Toronto Environmental Alliance awarded him an "A" grade for his work on the TTC.
    Miller's plans to run for mayor were well-known around city hall in 2002, and there was little surprise when he formally declared his candidacy in January 2003.
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  • 2001
    Age 42
    He was also a leading voice in exposing Toronto's MFP computer leasing scandal in 2001 and 2002, bringing to light several questionable lobbying practices at city hall.
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    Miller won the unanimous support of his colleagues in July 2001 for a motion requesting that the federal government approve the transfer of gasoline-tax revenues to Toronto's public transit system.
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    In 2001, he expressed concern that the WheelTrans bus service for the disabled might be contracted out to the private sector.
  • 2000
    Age 41
    Following electoral redistribution, Miller was re-elected in 2000 over fellow councillor Bill Saundercook in Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park.
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    Miller became known as an advocate for waterfront parklands during his time on council. He supported several aspects of a 2000 report from Robert Fung of the Toronto Waterfront Task Force, while criticizing the proposal to sell parkland near Exhibition Place for private development.
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    Both Miller and his wife claimed that they had received threatening telephone calls during the 2000 municipal election, after the police union listed his home telephone number in a campaign advertisement.
  • 1999
    Age 40
    Miller issued a formal apology on behalf of the TTC in June 1999, following complaints about a subway advertisement by the Toronto police union that some believed depicted Hispanics as criminals.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 38
    Miller was elected to the new City of Toronto council in the 1997, winning one of the two seats in Ward 19, High Park.
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  • 1996
    Age 37
    He campaigned for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1996, running as the NDP candidate in York South to succeed outgoing party leader Bob Rae.
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  • 1995
    Age 36
    He spoke against Metro's decision to cut $3 million from its staffing budget in early 1995, arguing that the resulting hardship for laid-off workers during a national recession would be "unconscionable".
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  • 1994
    Age 35
    Miller campaigned for the Metro Toronto Council a second time in 1994, and was elected for the High Park ward over former Member of Parliament Andrew Witer and future cabinet minister Tony Clement.
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    He married fellow lawyer Jill Arthur in 1994, and the pair have two children.
  • 1993
    Age 34
    Miller was subsequently the NDP's candidate for Parkdale—High Park in the 1993 Canadian federal election, and finished fourth against Liberal incumbent Jesse Flis.
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  • 1991
    Age 32
    He first campaigned for the Metropolitan Toronto council in 1991, arguing that Toronto needed to improve its public transit system to establish itself as a world-class city.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 26
    Miller joined the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1985.
    He represented Toronto Islands residents in a 1985 arbitration case while an articling student, and later described this experience as his introduction to municipal politics.
  • 1984
    Age 25
    He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1984 and became a partner at the prominent Toronto law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in employment, immigration law and shareholder rights.
  • 1981
    Age 22
    Miller completed a four-year undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude in Economics in 1981.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 8
    Miller spent his earliest years in England before moving to Canada with his mother in 1967.
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  • 1960
    Age 1
    Miller was born in San Francisco, California. His American father, Joe Miller, died of cancer in 1960, and his English mother Joan returned with her son to Thriplow, south of Cambridge.
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on December 26, 1958.
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