John Tory has resigned as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party after losing a by-election in Lindsay. If I lived in Lindsay he would have had one more vote. I vote for Tory every chance I get. In all my years of observation and participation (voting), Tory is the only politician who spoke to me. During the provincial elections he ran on a platform of extending funding to private and religious-based schools. I felt this spoke to inclusion. It spoke to acceptance. It spoke to an understanding that there is more than one way to approach life and the problems facing us in the 21st century. I was driven to my only act of political activism - I put up a lawn sign. Okay. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal, but for cynical me it was huge! John Tory will survive and, I have no doubt, he will thrive. Ontario will survive, but it won't be the place it could be.