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Filling the progressive void

Despite being shut out and sometimes banned from the major debates, largely ignored by the mainstream media, and sometimes ridiculed by reporters and other campaigns, Himy Syed is still out there, tirelessly promoting his vision for Toronto and fighting for the city he loves and believes in. If he’s proven one thing in this campaign, it’s that he’s not going away.

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Brad Feraday’s comment on my Ward 32 debate coverage

Last week I posted my coverage and some commentary on the all-candidates debate on Tuesday, October 19, at Kimbourne Park United Church. You can read the article here. A day or so later, ward 32 candidate Brad Feraday left a …

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Do you know who you’re voting for?

One woman dressed in purple and waving a George Smitherman sign called out bits of slogans to passers-by on foot, on their bikes and in their cars. As I listened to her, I began to wonder if she’s acually ever read any of Smitherman’s campaign materials.

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Ward 32 debate at Kimbourne Park United Church

Last night I attended an all-candidates debate for ward 32 (Beaches – East York) council hopefuls, hosted by the Danforth East Community Association, at Kimbourne Park United Church. As far as I know all of the candidates still in the …

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Another one bites the dust

Whether or not you would change your vote at this point in the campaign, Syed’s Vision 2020 is a crucial read for all progressive voters. We’re going to have to put our city back together after four years of Ford or Smitherman, and Himy Syed and his vision aren’t going away.

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Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

Toronto has some of the most strict election sign rules anywhere, yet candidates from all sides have chosen to disregard these laws, and put up signs wherever they want. Coupled with a city that can’t enforce the law, this means our beautiful city is covered in a layer of tacky technicolour trash, and at one of the prettiest times of the year.

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Rossi’s financial plan: makes as much sense as the rest of his campaign

On its own, Rossi’s plan seems fiscally responsible, as long as you’re ok with the sale of public assets like Toronto Hydro. He doesn’t propose to cut taxes but is offering a way to increase taxpayers’ value for our tax dollars by balancing the budget over time, without offering the lies of the other campaigns that we can pay less without sacrificing vital city services.

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The Spadina Expressway Tunnel: bad for everyone

By removing the incomplete expressway, the onramp bottlenecks on Eglinton and Lawrence will disappear. With the subway back underground, the land on top can be used for new development. New homes, new businesses, who knows?

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Jarvis bike lanes: after Labour Day

Rocco Rossi proclaimed that following the Labour Day weekend, when students returned from summer holidays, we would surely see gridlock on Jarvis Street. It hasn’t happened.

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Which candidate has the most Klout?

In the wake of the recent Pollstra poll showing Rob Ford with a hefty lead in the Toronto mayoral election, I spent a small part of today thinking up ways to conduct my own completely unscientific poll. Then I realized …

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