David Miller now getting handsomely paid to do the stuff he wanted to do anyway
While the new city council busies itself getting rid of what he built and planned, David Miller is going back to Bay Street. The formal announcement came today that the former mayor is returning to the law firm he left in 1994 to run for public office. According to the press release from Aird and Berlis, Miller will hold the title of Counsel, International Business and Sustainability: “Mr. Miller will assist the firm in the implementation of its international business development strategy, with an initial focus on its clean technology, energy and environmental practice areas.”
So, Miller gets to pursue the stuff he was passionate about while in politics, is presumably getting paid much better and no longer has to deal with the complaints of his critics on council. Miller told the Toronto Star last week that he was done commenting on the city’s politics, and that’s probably for the best. But if he ever gets nostalgic, it’s a short walk from Aird and Berlis’s office to city hall. We’re certain Rob Ford or Denzil Minnan-Wong would berate for old times’ sake if he asked nicely.