Tag Archives: Toronto Star

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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“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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A Wynne for Toronto?

Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Party on securing a majority government in last week’s provincial election. It was a night of firsts, as Ms. Wynne is not only the first woman ever elected Premier of Ontario, but … 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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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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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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