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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 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 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 1: Idil Burale, Right Next Door to Ford

Opening her website with the familiar-to-this-campaign adage “Ward 1 deserves better,” Somali-Canadian activist and community advocate Idil Burale has been running a progressive campaign against Ford-loyalist Vincent Crisanti in Ward 1 (Etobicoke North) — right next door to Doug Ford’s … 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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Record Turnout at Advanced Polls

Advanced polls for Toronto’s 2014 civic election have now closed. In the six days polls were open, 161,147 citizens cast ballots that will determine the next four years of Toronto’s City Council and Mayoral roles. This is up from 77,000 in 2010. … Continue reading

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