In the midst of the watery mess in Calgary the last few days, have you had a chance to witness the city's mayor in action?
Naheed Nenshi has been well-informed, articulate, intelligent, calming, reassuring, clever, funny and warm. It seems to me like he would pick up a shovel to help move mud from your flooded house if he happened by.
Compare and contrast this with the mayor of your town. I'm talking to you, my friends in Toronto, but elsewhere, too. Imagine a massive natural disaster, and what you might hear from your leaders. Now, stop crying.