Here’s what the mayor’s office has to say about a national day of mourning for the recently departed Jack Layton:
Thank you for your email.
As I promised during the mayoralty election, I am dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city.
I will continue to work on behalf of the taxpayers to make sure you get the respect you deserve.
This note is to confirm that we have received your email and that we are looking into your matter.
Please feel free to follow up to check the status of your email.
Thanks again and have a great day.
Mayor Rob Ford
City of Toronto
Brimming with commitment! Contextually insightful! Not an automated response at all!
But if you doubt these statements, perhaps enough people signing on to the petition might do the trick: