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Stintz Drops Out

Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz has dropped out of the race to lead Canada's largest city. The right-leaning councillor had been polling in the single digits and was stuck at fourth or fifth plac...
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Why Toronto Needs a Transportation Czar

Anyone who has been down to the Harbourfront recently knows that Queens Quay is under construction. The streetcar tracks are being replaced and Waterfront Toronto is building a new tree-lined promenade that will be spectacular once complete, but creates traffic chaos in the meantime. Although I expected the construction on Queens Quay, nothing prepared me for the trifecta of traffic interruptions that followed. Traffic was already heavy because it was the season home opener for the Argos. That would have been fine, if the rest of the transportation network had been working.
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So You Want to Be Toronto's Mayor? What's Your Transit Plan?

While the leading candidates for Toronto's mayoral elections -- Olivia Chow, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, and John Tory -- were unanimous in realizing that mobility was the number one issue for the City. The transit plans they revealed had one thing in common: they only have partial solutions and pet projects for Toronto's mobility troubles.
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The Show Goes On Without Ford

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 participants was given five minutes at the start of the round...
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Focus More On Electing Your Councillor and Less On Your Mayor

This is why council is so important. As a unified body it has immense power to shift the agenda of our city. A mayor should technically be able to unite and determine solid goals for Toronto along with a strong policy agenda designed to solve our toughest of challenges. Unfortunately there hasn't been much unity on council and partisan-politics has stifled much progress. The never ending subway vs. LRT debate creating a rift between the downtown core and the suburbs and a lack of true 'big-picture, visionary thinking' has seriously stalled Toronto's ability to capitalize on its unique potential.
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If the Other Candidates Don't Step it Up, We're in For Ford More Years

If Rob Ford's opponents don't step up their game, there is a very real chance Rob Ford will be re-elected Mayor of Toronto in October 2014, providing he continues to meet the requirements to be a candidate for Mayor. Wednesday night's debate hosted by CityTV was an absolute farce. It was not a good night for Torontonians ready for change at City Hall. Very little by way of policy was discussed, and even when it was, there is enough agreement between the Mayor's opponents on key issues that polarizing this election in a manner that favours a challenger will be hard.
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Ford Grins His Way Through 1st Debate

TORONTO - Rob Ford came frequently under attack Thursday during the first televised mayoral debate, but none of the main candidates vying for his job mentioned the so-called "crack" video or other sca...
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Why Fiscally Responsible Torontonians Won't Vote For John Tory

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.
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A Challenger Appears

Former TTC Chair and North Toronto Coun. Karen Stintz is expected to formally join the Toronto Mayoral race Monday. Stintz is planning to formally register as a mayoral candidate morning at Toronto C...
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On The Rocks.. But No Quit In Him

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who claimed he has "nothing left to hide" after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, will show up to face another day on the job this morning at city hall. Certain to...