Category Archives: Budget

Why I Can’t Get Behind John Tory

As we enter the final week of Toronto’s 2014 civic election race with record numbers of voters turning out at advanced polls (which are now closed), mainstream media has been claiming John Tory is the sure-bet to win the mayoral … Continue reading

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“Candidate to Watch: Robb Johannes” (via The Grid Toronto)

Thanks to Stephen Spencer Davis of The Grid, who previously discussed Robb’s winning performance at the first mayoral debate in Scarborough, for the following piece: Candidate to watch: Robb Johannes, mayoral hopeful Where you might have seen him: In The Grid, where we … Continue reading

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“Investment in Citizens”: 1 Love T.O. feature

The 2010 Civic Election in Toronto was a potent example of what happens where there is a disconnect between candidates and communities. I felt that simply voting in 2014 was not enough. The Robb Not Ford campaign had its nucleus … Continue reading

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Focus on Food (part 1)

I had introduced the topic of student meal programs with Daniel Dale of The Toronto Star in this feature. We have been and will continue to do ongoing entries on many platform pieces in the Robb Not Ford campaign, so let’s start … Continue reading

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#MayorQs with David Socknacki

The final major candidate in the Metro #MayorQs series, which also included John Tory, Karen Stintz, and Olivia Chow, is former Toronto city budget chief David Soknacki. Although the The Toronto Star, The Grid, and others referred to me as the winner of the first mayor’s debate in Scarborough in February … Continue reading

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Keeping it Clean

Another mayoral debate at Ryerson University last Thursday (without the winner of the first debate present), and another mud-slinging fest that had little to nothing to do with the City of Toronto, civic policies, and what matters to its citizens. … Continue reading

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Off to a Good Start

Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support in this first week of the campaign. Your sharing of the campaign announcement, as well as thoughtful and insightful ideas and input have already illustrated that this grassroots effort is worthwhile, and … Continue reading

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