Memo to John Ibbitson: Having Senator Mike Harris "represent" Toronto for the Tories would be like having Pierre Trudeau "represent" Alberta.
He's not from Toronto, he spend most of his time in government fucking Toronto as violently as he could, and he left office just in time to not face a humiliating defeat to the basically robotic Dalton McGuinty. The GTA has thankfully swept the Tories away and replaced them with Liberals and NDP MPPs.
I'm sure there are sensible Tories who actually could represent Toronto, but Mike Harris would be a calculated insult to Toronto.
Ibbitson would know this, if he had the sense God gave a gnat. But apparently, the cult of Saint Mike lives on.