Category Archives: Social Services

Ward 29 and 30: Mary Fragedakis and Paula Fletcher, My Locals

I’ve been asked a few times during the Robb Not Ford mayoral efforts why I didn’t run for council instead and take a stab at an office that may be more attainable. My response is a progressive two-fold: I wouldn’t run … Continue reading

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Ward 17: Saeed Selvam, Community-builder

Over the past weekend, Mayor Rob Ford was asked to leave a Ward 17 (Davenport) advanced polling station — perhaps to try and protect incumbent councilor Cesar Palacio from the grassroots efforts of community leader Saeed Selvam. Just a small … Continue reading

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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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Mayoral Candidates’ Forum TONIGHT!

Community Living Toronto is hosting a mayoral candidates’ meeting TONIGHT from 6-8pm discussing issues around disabilities, moderated by Steve Paikin. Robb will be on the panel. Metro Hall Rotunda, Main Floor, 55 John Street. RSVP and details here.

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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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BREAKING: Rob Ford to “Take a Break” from Campaign

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has allegedly told The Toronto Sun that he is “ready to take a break” from the mayoral election campaign to “go get help” — likely in light of a new video discussed by Robyn Doolittle at her … Continue reading

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