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Who gets your vote for Mayor of Toronto?

  • Ana Bailao

    Votes: 18 16.4%
  • Brad Bradford

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Olivia Chow

    Votes: 58 52.7%
  • Mitzie Hunter

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Josh Matlow

    Votes: 20 18.2%
  • Mark Saunders

    Votes: 4 3.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 4.5%

  • Total voters
    110
  • Poll closed .
Tory did get pretty mean and petty during the 2014, 2018 election and arguably in the 2022 election. The robocalls to get his picks onto council was unprecedented for a mayoral campaign, and in 2022 that’s how he spent nearly all the time. Remember that in 2018, his campaign was calling Layton, Cressy, and Wong-Tam “radical socialists.”
That seems pretty standard campaigning to highlight the oppositions political leanings. Getting friendly councilors elected is just smart.
 
I've been told by my city hall source that Olivia Chow is still making phone calls and a decision is imminent.
 

* cross-post from the 'other' mayoral thread.....*


I'll say this for him, I really like a couple of his opening talking points:

From: https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2023/03/21/josh-matlow-confirms-hes-running-for-mayor.html

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The fact that its a 'surcharge' is needlessly gimmicky, but I get it; the idea of linking the hike to very specific 'this will be better' outcomes is something :I've argued for in the past.
 
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Beware of vote splitting.

With "first-past-the-post" voting, the least wanted candidate could get in.
 
Former Mayor John Tory is leaving behind a huge financial mess.

Toronto is facing $46.5 billion in fiscal pressures over the next decade and the situation has become so dire that it is likely to threaten the city’s “fiscal stability and the sustainability of its service levels” without action, a new report is warning.

The report from Ernst & Young examined the city’s operating and capital requirements based on both its current level of service delivery and the level of service delivery expected to result from commitments already made by city council.

It found that the city is likely to face $16.9 billion in operating budget pressures between 2023 and 2032, as well as $33.6 billion in capital budget pressures.


https://www.cp24.com/news/billions-...n-toronto-s-fiscal-stability-report-1.6322095
 
Former Mayor John Tory is leaving behind a huge financial mess.

Toronto is facing $46.5 billion in fiscal pressures over the next decade and the situation has become so dire that it is likely to threaten the city’s “fiscal stability and the sustainability of its service levels” without action, a new report is warning.

The report from Ernst & Young examined the city’s operating and capital requirements based on both its current level of service delivery and the level of service delivery expected to result from commitments already made by city council.

It found that the city is likely to face $16.9 billion in operating budget pressures between 2023 and 2032, as well as $33.6 billion in capital budget pressures.


https://www.cp24.com/news/billions-...n-toronto-s-fiscal-stability-report-1.6322095
That's likely the real reason he resigned. He could see the shitstorm coming that he created with his low-tax idiocy.
 
I've been told by my city hall source that Olivia Chow is still making phone calls and a decision is imminent.

I spend way too much time online and I noticed that Chow has been significantly more active on social media in recent weeks.

I'm not necessarily opposed to a high profile member of the old guard left, like a Peggy Nash or Peter Tabuns, running for mayor, but I think Chow's time has come and gone. She ran a poor mayoral campaign in 2014 and a misguided campaign to return to federal politics as an MP the following year.
 
I'm supporting Mike Saunders.
We need to clean this city up from all the shootings and carjackings!!
 

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