Category Archives: Leadership

Thank you, Toronto!

On Monday, citizens of Toronto made it clear that the complacency which got us Rob Ford in 2010 was not worth repeating. The politics of letting go and looking away had to cease lest we continue to go off the rails on a gravy-train-cum-crazy-train. … Continue reading

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Election Day Event October 27

On October 27, the day will finally arrive when Toronto’s City Council and Mayoral seats will find out their find out who will occupy them for the next four years as chosen by us the citizens. Surely there is much … Continue reading

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Ward 12: Lekan Olawoye, A Pledge of Service

Lekan Olawoye has been campaigning hard from day one for council in Ward 12 (York South – Weston) — I know because I’ve been getting newsletters and updates from him on the most regular basis of anyone in this election. … Continue reading

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Ward 36: Masihullah Mohebzada, A True Youth Candidate

It’s only been one term, but Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) has been under the hold of Rob Ford fanatic Gary Crawford long enough (with all due respect to Mr. Crawford’s support of enhancing Toronto’s presence as a music centre). But as … Continue reading

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Ward 27: Kristyn Wong-Tam, A Shining Star

The Toronto Star says it best: Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale): Kristyn Wong-Tam has been an outstanding presence on city council, one of its best and brightest. I couldn’t say it any better myself. Few other councillors reflect the true diversity and … Continue reading

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Ward 19: Mike Layton, The Legend Continues

Similar to Josh Matlow’s Ward 22 (St. Paul’s) campaign for re-election, Ward 19 (Trinity-Spadina) incumbent councillor Mike Layton should expect an equally effortless victory — which is a fair reward for his tireless and outspoken community advocacy on issues that matter … Continue reading

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Ward 20: Anshul Kapoor, Beyond the Waterfront

Previously held by the one and only Adam Vaughan, now the Trinity-Spadina federal Liberal MP, Ward 20 (Trinity-Spadina) could be called the “mayoral race of city council.” With 22 candidates to choose from — and yes, not without its comedy and … Continue reading

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