Unfortunately, Jane Pitfield couldn't find a burqa to wear.
And Stephen LeDrew came down with a sudden unexplained "illness."
But David Miller was there and ready to defend the veil:
Questions covered a wide range, but some zeroed in on diversity, including Miller's views on the opinion of Jack Straw, the senior Labour Party politician on Britain who said he would prefer Muslim women not to wear veils over their faces.
"I don't know exactly what Jack Straw said, but I think I disagree vehemently with what he said," Miller said.
"One of the strengths of Toronto is we can respect our own traditions and still be Torontonians.
"And I think it's an incredible strength, because we learn from each other and we all become stronger, and I support the right of people to choose."
He still doesn't get it about the veil. And he never will.
Source: Toronto Star