This lengthy interview with Innes Coun. Jody Mitic covers a lot of territory. It was on the Todd Shapiro Show on Sirius XM out of Toronto and starts at 47:40 if you want to check it out. (Fair warning: There are some lewd parts and there’s swearing).
Mitic, who said he was feeling a bit rough after attending a Toronto Raptors game the night before (where he also had his iPhone stolen), talks about his upcoming book, life in city politics, bowel movements, veterans and fatherhood.
Here is a rough list of topics covered:
Book: Mitic says his book Unflinching: The Making of the Canadian Sniper is being published by Simon & Schuster later this year.
Addiction: Mitic says he had an Oxycontin addiction at one point, even going as far as buying pain killers on the street. He said his last pill was Father’s Day 2011.
Being councillor and sports commissioner: “You’re right next to the people who you’re helping. My neighbours are my bosses,” he says. “It feels awesome.”
Getting into politics: Mitic says he encourages veterans to become involved in the political process from the inside. “Just run, get in there, become a voice for your brothers and sisters.”
Pressures to talk and act like a politician: “Now that I’m on their side of the fence, people demand perfection from their politicians.”
Fatherhood: “That’s the manliest thing you’ll do in your life is raise a good human being.”