Tag Archives: Debate

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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It’s not the moderator that’s f–ked up.

A criminal lawyer, a high school student, and two career politicians walk into a mayoral debate on arts and culture… There is no punchline. The setup is the joke. Meanwhile, a candidate who is actually a member of the arts … Continue reading

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John Tory and the Not-so-Smart Track

In an election predicated on improving transit, reducing congestion, and making Toronto more sustainable and accessible — it’s discouraging to see apparent mayoral frontrunner John Tory withdraw participation on two key debates: 1) the TTC Riders debate; and 2) the … Continue reading

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And Then There Were… 67.

Yesterday, mayoral candidate David Soknacki withdrew his bid for office in October 27‘s election. I had the pleasure of debating Mr. Soknacki and have long held that his evidence-based platform and practical action plans were truly the most sensible, achievable, and … Continue reading

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#MayorQs with John Tory

Going forward, (John) Tory needs to remember the reasons people like him as an advocate and a personality. There’s no need to abandon those qualities just because he’s decided — again — to be a candidate. – Matt Elliott, Metro … Continue reading

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The Debate Next Door

Thanks to CityNews for hosting several mayoral candidates beyond the “big 5” last night in the lounge next door to the studio. Whilst it may have been a little odd to have not only been at the debate table after being referred … Continue reading

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In It For Toronto

This Monday was St. Patrick’s Day, and I was pleased to see a fellow Mayoral candidate, John Tory, visiting my neighbourhood of Toronto-Danforth (Ward 30). John’s team kindly escorted him my way and set aside a few moments for me … Continue reading

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Citizen: Ali Tuckey

This week’s Citizen profile is Ali Tuckey, a student at University of Toronto Scarborough who wants BETTER support for the Queer community and increased connectivity in Toronto through BETTER transit. Read Ali’s full profile HERE. We do a new profile every Friday! If you … Continue reading

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Who won this week?

Thanks to The Grid in Toronto, amongst many other media outlets across Canada, for declaring Robb Johannes the winner of last Wednesday’s Toronto Mayoral Forum in the article “Bring the ‘Paign: Robb vs. Rob.” Johannes was articulate, not only in … Continue reading

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Debate Debrief

Last night proved thoughtful & articulate mayoral candidate @robbnotford isn't simply running on a user name. #TOpoli Though it can't hurt. — Gord Macey (@GordMacey) February 7, 2014 Long way to go but after last night's meeting @robbnotford is my … Continue reading

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