When I was away last week I missed a story about a rat infestation in a neighbourhood on Hamilton Mountain. With the local councillor coming to the rescue of some concerned citizens who weren't getting any help from City Hall, Terry Whitehead became a local hero and only naturally fit the role as the Pied Piper:
Spec Columnist Andrew Dreschel already made the comparison last week, so this cartoon is more an illustration of his commentary than an editorial cartoon. It just had to be drawn.
I seem to be setting a pattern by mixing local politics with fairy tales. Perhaps in the lead up to the November municipal elections more of these type of cartoons will just have to be done. So be it.
Posted at 12:01 am by Graeme_MacKay