David Miller to Corey Mintz and carbohydrates: “Bugger off”

David Miller to Corey Mintz and carbohydrates: “Bugger off”

David Miller, then and now (Photos by Joe Howell, Tsar Kasim) 

David Miller will walk out of city hall a changed man, having lost 50 pounds and the approval of most Torontonians. We can draw our own conclusions as to why he’s no longer a municipal rock star—workers’ strike, TTC, garbage bins—but the Star’s Corey Mintz has the skinny on the mayoral figure. The critic-cum-columnist cooked dinner for Miller last week and reports, among other things, that the mayor is strictly anti-carb. “The only thing the mayor doesn’t clean off his plate,” writes Mintz, “are wedges of sweet potato.”

From Mintz’s report, it’s clear that Miller was as politically correct a dinner guest as they come. He brought the standard white and red bottles of wine (Paco de Teixeiro 2008, Tedeschi Valpolicella 2007) and even got his hands dirty by washing dishes. Talking points over the meal ranged from the mayor’s diet and weight loss to his refusal to support Mintz’s mayoral bid. “It was an absolutely lovely dinner,” Miller says to Mintz. “But on the political front, you can bugger off.”

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