In a recent interview with Toronto Life magazine, the Conservative leadership hopeful made the mistake of questioning Toronto’s sense of community, explaining that in her current rural home, “I know it’s fine if I walk next door and ask for a cup of sugar, they are going to give me a cup of sugar. It’s the neighbourly thing to do.”
Predictably, Canada’s largest city took umbrage with that assessment, spawning newspaper columns, social experiments, and now, an online effort to ensure that Leitch gets the sugar she so desperately needs.
That’s right. A new campaign dubbed “Send Kellie Sugar” is encouraging the good people of Toronto to “take a moment and drop a packet of sugar in the mail to Ms. Leitch to ensure that she will never, ever go a day without glucose (or a sugar substitute).”
Please don’t’ start a Send Deb Sugar campaign but I do wonder about this. Do you you know your neighbours? Would you feel comfortable asking your neighbour for a cup of sugar? I grew up in a very small, rural part of Ontario and I KNOW positively that I could do it back home but I don’t know if I would do it in Barrie. #JustSayin
Maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on Kellie? She may have a point.