Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has formally endorsed Olivia Chow to become the next mayor of Toronto. May, a British Columbia MP, told reporters outside Queen's Park Tuesday that she views T...
Doug Ford taunted a key mayoral rival on Tuesday, highlighting an "endorsement" John Tory offered during the last municipal election — one his opponent acknowledged, but said was proven to be rooted i...
Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt endorsed John Tory's mayoral campaign Monday, though the nod did little to impress his opponents on the campaign trail. Praising Tory's approach to politics, Rait...
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Comments John Tory made about women, golf, and the gender pay gap could be coming back to haunt him less than three weeks before election day. A group calling itself "Citizens For A Progressive Toront...
The Yonge-University-Spadina (YUS) subway line carries 34 per cent fewer passengers during rush hour than its design capacity. Whereas the decision to run two additional trains during the rush hour is...
A new poll suggests Doug Ford is gaining on John Tory in the race to become Toronto's next mayor. But the survey, released Monday night by Forum Research, reaches an entirely different conclusion than...
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John Tory may be leading the race to become Toronto's next mayor, but his transit plan is under increasing scrutiny with three weeks to go in the campaign. Tory's SmartTrack plan calls for 53 kilometr...
When Chow spoke of how government is the answers to all ills in society, wrongly, and Tory, whom I also respect and have endorsed previously, sang Motown to the large black audience - it was Goldkind who spoke of practical things and reflected how black doctors, lawyers, accountants should be the role models instead of basketball players.
Unlike the past, when professionals led transport planning in Toronto, transport planning today has become the exclusive purview of poorly informed politicians. To have any chance of addressing gridlock, transit planning has to start with professionals who actually understand real needs and alternative solutions before political choices are made.
Doug Ford is calling out John Tory's political record and his proposed transit plan in a pair of new radio ads. Both ads begin with the words "What's the story, Mr. Tory?" as a bo...
Public transit alone will not solve our congestion problems or improve the health of our cities. Here then is a selection of transit solutions NOT making headlines in Toronto's municipal elections.
Olivia Chow remains highly skeptical about how John Tory will build, pay and proceed with his proposed "SmartTrack" transit plan, but her mayoral rival says that her criticisms are rooted in...
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Confused about how a man notorious for losing elections ended up with a massive lead in the Toronto mayoral race? Look no further, we've got answers. I made this helpful diagram to explain current #TO...
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I was not prepared for what actually happened last night. Olivia Chow started off with vigour but then seemed to fade, John Tory was aggressive, and both attacked Doug Ford as if he were the frontrunner. There were no kid gloves for the debate newcomer. I think many observers may see this as the beginning of the end for John Tory, the much anticipated point where he begins to lose as he has done so often before.
John Tory has won the endorsement of a man who once received plenty of high-profile help from Olivia Chow. On Thursday, Tory announced that David Chen, a Toronto Chinatown grocer who was acquitted in...
John Tory will decide on a “case-by-case basis” whether to attend any of the remaining Toronto mayoral debates if they do not include both Olivia Chow and Doug Ford, according to a statement from his...
Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford took a pass on two debates Wednesday, instead opting to hold a spontaneous press conference to attack election front-runner John Tory. “Last night, I asked John a s...
You can still vote for me on October 27, but striking your ballot will have the same result. Instead of putting up my dukes, I'm admitting the humbling failure that was this brief foray, and settling into a future more suited to someone of my limited skills and boundless grumbling.
Tomorrow is the first appearance at a debate of mayoral candidate Doug Ford, not to be confused with councillor Doug Ford, or Rob Ford's campaign manager Doug Ford. This is a whole new ballgame. After just a day as the candidate, Ford propelled the fortunes of Ford Nation from a distant third to within striking distance of the leader. Polls showed him at levels no Ford has been at in over a year outside of Etobicoke. For the few people still following this race, here are my thoughts on the five things to watch for in this first Doug Ford debate.
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The values we used to be most proud of as Canadians are slipping away. We used to differentiate ourselves from the States because of our kindness. Our compassion. Our politeness. Our open-mindedness. Socialized medicine. These are progressive values. These are Canadian values. Or so I thought. Our heros have been fighters for the underdog. Tommy Douglas. David Suzuki. Jack Layton. Nellie McClung. Terry Fox. Yet somehow, most Canadians seem to be saying that progressive values don't speak to them anymore.
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The revelation that Rob Ford has a rare cancerous tumour may have effectively taken the Toronto mayor and the issue of his past personal behaviour out of the campaign, but it's unlikely to soften...
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We can pretend living in Toronto and having $200 dollars you aren't using qualifies you to be Mayor, but it doesn't. There are realities that come with running for office and one of those is being able to demonstrate popular support for your candidacy and ideas.
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Now more than ever we need to acknowledge that an election choice is more subtle than any winner-take-all contest can ever capture. Voters are forced to choose the lesser of all evils and vote strategically about who they want as well as keep in mind who they are afraid might win. Why not let the voters rank the evils directly and stop worrying? It would be more honest. Government and democracy are about more than just finding efficiencies, lowering taxes or even getting people moving. Informed and responsible citizens of a democracy need to work to make the system better.
Doug Ford has yet to begin campaigning, but his two most high-profile rivals are already facing questions about how they intend to handle his unexpected presence in the mayoral race. Ford announced F...
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With only six weeks to go until Toronto elects its next municipal government, Doug Ford, the obnoxious, ignorant, careless, and deeply polarizing former Councillor with his own conflicts of interest and drug dealing past, is now stepping in to try to rescue his brother's administration. Good luck with that. Regardless of the end result of Rob Ford's medical situation, whether it's manageable or not (and again let's hope it is a solvable problem), it's the end of a turbulent era in Toronto politics.
Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow struck out at her political rivals Saturday, claiming that newly registered candidate Doug Ford and current front runner John Tory “have the same policies” and th...
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For a sophisticated city like Toronto, it is embarrassing to see the leading candidates passing random lines drawn on a map for transit plans. These so-called plans lack research, engineering cost and ridership estimates, and transit revenue forecasts. At best, one could call these plans the transit dreams of mayoral hopefuls. However, given the underestimated costs and overestimated benefits of these proposals, it is likely that the politicians' dream would become taxpayers' nightmare.
The trouble is that recent years have invigorated the mayor's brand of hyperbole politics. It pays out in spades for those willing to join the bandwagon and echo the "us versus them" chorus. Its cronies transcend party lines; its victims and resisters fade quickly from memory ("not a leader", anyone?). It is the Ford Nation creed. A new, normalized nastiness has imbued the body politic, harshly demarking who is "one of us" and who is to be cast aside. Its candidates bob in the fickle surf of prejudice or fashionable platitudes, instead of wading into their own vision or fair-minded convictions.
You have to feel badly for John Tory in some ways. After months of having the contortionist field all to himself, Cirque du Soleil is back in town, giving him a run for his money on the flexibility front. I speak, of course, about the TTC's number one priority of a subway relief line.
With the Toronto mayoral race in the final stretch, John Tory is now touting himself as the only candidate who can work effectively with the Conservative government in Ottawa and the Liberal governmen...
A new Nanos Research poll pegs Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory as the leader of the pack, holding a “significant advantage” before October’s municipal election. Commissioned by CTV News and The G...
A new poll suggests that Rob Ford has moved definitively into second place in the Toronto mayoral race, outpacing Olivia Chow by a wide margin and closing the gap on the leading John Tory. Is it for r...