The Answer to the Question
The clues were "The Star" and MFP. Toronto has a "Star" newspaper and Toronto had its MFP problem under the previous Mayor, Mel Lastman.
The answer is: Mayor David Miller of Toronto
The issue that may negatively impact the Toronto Mayor is violence and guns. Accordingly, the Star ran a story headlined "Has Mayor Miller become beatable?"
The story when on to conclude "However, as one wily old political insider pointed out, while all of the ingredients are there to cause problems for Miller in the next campaign (based on the single issue of crime and rising fears), "there really isn't a strong candidate to challenge him."
Some lessons for Windsor here too?