Toronto Mayoral Election

John Tory's Massive Flip-Flop Proves He's Not Mayoral Material

Jamey Heath | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Jamey Heath

Remember when John Tory's top priority was a subway relief line? He was so keen about building the Yonge Street Relief Line. So very keen, he often sounded like Rob Ford, demonizing Olivia for wanting a mix of above- and below-ground rail. Irrespective of expert advice, he vowed to start "immediately," because it's "job one." Ah, the clarity of yesterday, as printed in the Toronto Star on April 4: "I said at my [campaign] launch I would make the Yonge Street Relief Line priority number one. And I meant it." Not so. Now there's a new priority and faster than you can say Eurasia was never at war with Oceania, yesterday's priority is gone. Poof.

The Show Goes On Without Ford

CBC | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics

A roundtable discussion took place at city hall on Monday night involving nine people seeking to be the next mayor of Toronto. Each of the particip...

Benz To Conquer?

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Politics

The competition in Toronto's mayoral race may be getting a little more, err.. competitive. Adult film actress Nikki Benz has declared her political...

What Ford Supporters Get Wrong About Olivia Chow

Jamey Heath | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Jamey Heath

It's hard to know where to start with Mitch Wolfe's piece. But polling basics is as good as any. To support his random chats in coffee shops, which he says show Olivia's support eroding, he cites a Forum Research poll. All polls have a margin of error. Every poll I've seen says one thing, very clearly. Our city wants a new mayor. That's why Olivia has been able to hold three large events. The three largest events of any campaign so far. It's why online engagement with Olivia's campaign is growing exponentially. And it's why there are lots of volunteers, in all corners of the city.

Chow Steals Page From Ford Playbook

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics

It seems Toronto mayoral hopeful Olivia Chow is taking a page out of Rob Ford’s political playbook by bringing her campaign to the attention of inte...

Why Fiscally Responsible Torontonians Won't Vote For John Tory

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Tory's best hope for victory is that he must go after Chow's downtown support immediately. Let me throw another log on the fire. My thesis is not only that the right has abandoned Tory, and will not vote for him in significant numbers, but that Tory has actively shifted left to go after mushy Liberal support. In other words, John Tory, in the first days of his campaign, has revealed himself to be, what many of us true fiscal conservatives, have long suspected: that John Tory is a mushy downtown Liberal elitist in Tory clothing.

Chow Still Coy About Toronto Mayoral Bid

CBC | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Politics

More than two dozen people have filled out the necessary papers to run for mayor of Toronto this fall, including Mayor Rob Ford who is seeking re-elec...