Toronto’s left-wing pinkos prove surprisingly entrepreneurial

Toronto's left-wing pinkos prove surprisingly entrepreneurial

It’s been 24 hours since Don Cherry opened the first city council meeting of the Rob Ford era by calling out bike-riding “left-wing pinkos,” and the reaction has already moved from indignation to merchandising.

The good people at Spacing have mocked up four “left-wing pinko” buttons and magnets, and are letting readers vote on their favourite. The winning design will be available on-line and in a few stores pretty much immediately. Meanwhile, for the less discreet, cycling blog Biking Toronto has thrown together a T-shirt more proudly proclaiming pinko-ness. If these two products are any indication, it seems this city’s left is actually growing a sense of humour, which is a good thing—they’ll need it for the next few years.


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