Olivia Chow Toronto Mayor

Chow For Ontario NDP Leader?

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics

After finishing third in the Toronto mayoral race that once seemed hers to win, Olivia Chow told reporters she needed to take some time for herself. ...

Sun's Olivia Chow Cartoon Triggers Racism Accusations

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics

A day before the city’s municipal election, the Toronto Sun sparked controversy by publishing an editorial cartoon of mayoral candidate Olivia Chow....

Why I'll Be Voting for John Tory

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Isn't John Tory exactly the kind of mayor we all want after the disaster Ford years? He is a real consensus builder that will actually make an exceptional 65th mayor of Toronto. He is a candidate that is rare and worth supporting. I hope many will.

Why Olivia Chow Will Lose in October

Jordan Whelan | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordan Whelan

Chow has dangerously slipped too fast and too far in polling for a miraculous rebound in such a scant time frame. Voters are gridlocked, stranded and unapologetic in demanding expedited change from Day 1. Chow's ideas are too late, too small and too old school for this electorate. She may very well be a good-hearted, industrious politician but her efforts as a pioneer and consensus builder leave little to be lauded.

We Need To Think Outside the Box to Fight Gridlock

David Soknacki | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada
David Soknacki

If we truly want Toronto to be the best city it can be, we are going to need to accept the stark reality that the way we have been approaching gridlock simply is not working. Throwing more money at the problem won't solve everything, and more transit won't fix our congestion challenges alone without fixes for other modes.

'The Most Distracting Show On Earth'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Nobody knows for sure what to expect when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford returns from rehab next week. But Olivia Chow reminded voters Monday that, despite th...

Chow: 'It's Obvious Mr. Ford Is A Sick Man'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow says that while she is pleased Rob Ford is seeking professional help for substance issues, his leave of absence ...

John Tory's Nice Guy Approach Won't Get Him Elected Mayor

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

The experience of Tory losing many political battles to lesser quality candidates in the past should have reminded him that in politics, the electorate wants immediate answers to their issues and not just a down payment promise. If Tory is to have any chance of being elected, he has to go beyond just being nice and start eloquently pursuing a unique brand and policies to his candidacy ASAP.

Chow's Interview With Own Campaign Adviser Sparks Criticism

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow is facing criticism for an interview she gave to Sun News contributor Warren Kinsella on Friday. Kinsella, wh...

She Smoked Pot 'A Little Bit'

CBC | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Politics

Olivia Chow says she smoked pot "a little bit" when she was younger, including in her early days as a Toronto school-board trustee in the mid to late ...

Move Over Rob Ford: How I'd Restore Civility in City Hall

David Soknacki | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Politics
David Soknacki

As mayor, I will move to adopt ranked ballots, a model that would help to unite our divided city by rewarding candidates with a broad appeal within the electorate. Too much of our current political discourse is spent on negativity, or pitting councillors against one another. Ranked ballots would help eliminate this rancor, fostering a more positive political environment. Ever wonder why political parties choose leaders this way? It's because ranked ballots help maintain a certain level of civility that has been AWOL from Toronto politics for quite some time.

Did She Really Live In Subsidized Housing?

Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Politics

Olivia Chow’s return to Toronto city politics has already garnered attacks from opponents and has dredged up an almost 24-year-old controversy. I...

Chow: Toronto Deserves Better Than Rob Ford

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Veteran left-wing politician Olivia Chow kicked off her campaign to unseat the city's infamous mayor Thursday by alluding to his numerous sc...

WATCH: Chow Takes A Swipe At Ford On Strombo Show

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

While Olivia Chow is still weighing whether or not to run for Toronto mayor this October, one thing is certain: she wants Rob Ford out of the job. ...

Chow 'Seriously Considering' Mayoral Run

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs from Toronto urged the Conservative government Thursday to work with Ontario to provide relief funding that would help Canad...

Chow Shoots Down Harper Rumour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Olivia Chow has denied she was offered a cushy job from Prime Minister Stephen Harper that would have kept her out of the upcoming Toronto mayo...

Ford Takes Swipe At Olivia Chow

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Politics

Outspoken Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford has taken another swipe at Olivia Chow, the popular NDP MP who may challenge his brother for mayor in 2014...

Here We Go

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Politics

Olivia Chow said she is "considering" a run for mayor of Toronto on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on Wednesday night. The NDP MP referenced her ...

Rob Ford's Worst Nightmare?

CBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Olivia Chow says she hasn't "shut the door completely" on challenging Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for the city's top job in the next municipal elect...